By Matti Carter Would you like to achieve bigger and better results at playing your instrument? Would you like to reach your musical goals faster? I am going to show you how to plan your practice time more effective, so that you can get better and faster results at playing your instrument. To do this, we must first figure out what we ultimately want from playing our instrument. Down below is a list of action steps you can take now to ensure that your progress on your instrument gets faster. Set Musical Goals The first thing to do is to set some musical goals for yourself. If you have a hard time figuring out what your goals are, think about
This month's lesson will show you how to incorporate harmonic 3rd intervals in the key of G. I'm sure you can get some great ideas off of this concept, so check it out and see where it takes you! Check out the video below, and the tablature directly underneath.
By Jason Wilford Over the years that I have been teaching guitar, I have had my share of students who express frustration with their self‐proclaimed low ability to learn things on the guitar. Some of them feel that they aren’t able to put aside enough time to practice; others are worried that they’re not musical enough to play at the level they desire. I’ve even seen people completely convince themselves that they will never have any real talent on the instrument, and quit playing the guitar altogether! In every case, I’ve noticed one thing in common: All of these fears or worries are self‐imposed excuses, and they can easily be reversed with a change in outlook. To go into greater
Action Steps Toward Making Your Practicing More Entertaining and Efficient By Chris Glyde This article is an extension of an article I wrote entitled “ Why Your Practicing Is Boring.” This article will provide you with some additional action steps towards improving your practicing skills. If you hope to be able to cure your boredom and make your practicing more fun and efficient, read this whole article to the end! The Root Problems 1) No specific practice goals. Monthly goals and yearly goals are great, but daily goals will be even more effective toward improving your skills and making progress with your playing. You want to make sure that when you sit down practice the guitar, there is one thing in
By Maurice Richard Musical talent. The elusive gift that those awesome guitar players you see on stage have. They obviously have musical talent and a lot of it too. That's what separates them from you isn't it? If only you had that gift, that talent, that ability to play the guitar and make it sound good, in a way that you and others would enjoy and appreciate. It would be such an awesome thing to have, don't you think? The Talent Equation Very often I hear people talking and about a special athlete, artist, author, businessman, or musician. The thought continues that these people have such a gift for what they do. They are so blessed and talented. They
By Jason Wilford Practice Slowly - Nothing will slow down your progress more than playing too fast when you’re first learning a song, solo, scale or exercise. This is a simple tip, but one that's often overlooked. If you find that you’re playing something with many mistakes — slow down! To have the ability to play fast you first need to build up the muscle memory in your fingers. If you practice something wrong repeatedly, you will end up memorizing the mistake. Take your time, slow down, and practice properly from the beginning so that you ensure you’re playing things correctly. Get In The Habit Of Warming Up - During a practice session you may notice that playing the guitar