The extent and speed of your progress will largely depend upon whether or not you practice properly between your guitar lessons. This is one of the most important lessons you can learn. Here are some tips to enable you to practice properly.
1. Play for at least 10 minutes every day. This is much more effective than trying to cram all you practice into one longer session just before your next lesson!
2. Try to practice at the same time each day, so that you develop a routine.
3. Identify any problem areas that will require more attention. For example, if you have learnt a song and you are finding it all easy to play, except for one tricky section, it makes more sense to practice that section more times than the rest of the song.
4. Only play something at the speed you can play it without making any mistakes. Don’t rush! A metronome will help you to do this.
5. Always try to achieve some progress whenever you practice, however small that progress may be. Pretty soon, all these small achievements will build up and turn you into a great guitarist!
6. Save the best until last. If there is a particular song / riff etc…. that you enjoy playing, complete all the other stuff you have to work on and then finish off with your favourite song / riff!
7. Keep it focused….but fun! Always enjoy your practice!
Again, I go into more detail with students during guitar lessons as to how to practice properly. Drop me a line if you’d like to book a lesson to find out more.
These online tutorials only scratch the surface of the topics listed, and I will be delighted to develop them and go into more detail during the course of your guitar lessons. I’m also happy to give you more advice and answer any questions you may have, during our initial chat about your guitar lesson.