Practice Makes Perfect

The phrase ‘practice makes perfect’ is one which those learning to play guitar are likely to hear on a regular basis. It is, however, one saying which has a great deal of truth to it. Here are just a few tips on how to live by this particular rule.

If you find it difficult to find the time to practice, then think about what it is that you tend to spend your time doing instead. If you find that you spend the majority of your spare time watching TV or playing online games at sites like without really realising it, then you might want to consider setting some time aside specifically for practicing. If you discover that you never seem to have your guitar to hand when you need it most, then why not try keeping it somewhere more convenient? This can be, by far, one of the easiest ways to encourage practicing more regularly.

Most people have certain music that they enjoy playing more than others. However, playing pieces which you might consider to be less ‘fun’, such as scales, can be a vital part of your learning. If you want to progress in your playing skills and abilities, then you should make sure that you are constantly looking to master the techniques which you might find the most difficult. One way to overcome this problem, however, is to simply balance your practice sessions. Use the pieces which you enjoy playing to ‘reward’ yourself for practicing the pieces which you know you need to.

Finally, it can be a good idea to set yourself certain goals. If you’re keen to master a certain song, then set yourself a day by which you want to be able to play it. Be realistic with your aims, but try and stick to the plans which you make. Practice really is the only way to reach perfection on your playing!

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