You love music.
You love guitar.
You’re so in love with music and guitar, that you’re actually attempting to tame this 6-stringed beast!
But there’s a problem. Has your guitar progress plateaued?
It feels like you’re just not getting anywhere.
Your tires are spinning (and slinging mud all over the place) but you ain’t moving.
Not to worry guitarist, I’ve got the metaphorical tow truck that will get you out of this mess!
Are you ready??
Consistent, Balanced Practice Sessions.
Think about your favourite guitarist for a moment…
I can guarantee that they have the following skills:
Ear training, masterful timing, brilliant technique, and a massive repertoire (between the songs they know, and the songs they’ve written)
So let’s design your practice sessions to focus on these exact skills!
Here’s my simple 3-step system:
- 1.Tune your guitar by ear! This will really start to calibrate your ears. If you’ve never done this, you can read all about it in this post.
- 2.Warm-up with scales to a metronome. Now you’re on the road to technical brilliance, and masterful timing (as long as you actually use your metronome!) The pentatonic scale is a great place to start!
- 3.Play Songs. Whatever remaining time you have, dedicate to songs. Without learning songs, you’ll never actually be playing music. Practice a song until you’ve got the whole thing memorized and sounding groovy! You can learn songs using tab books, tab sites, YouTube, online guitar schools (like Campfire Guitar Star), and before you know it, you’ll be learning songs from ear too.
This is exactly what we do with our 1-on-1 students, who see incredible results!
I’m serious when I say this… please write in if you have any questions about creating a balanced practice session! This can be a challenge to do on your own, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you need a hand, or even want to chat about 1-on-1 lessons.
Rock on, guitarist!
P.S. If you’re looking for a 1-on-1 guitar teacher, we’re here and ready to support you in your guitar journey.