Building A Practice Routine

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Building a better practice routine, is one of the trickiest things for any guitar player/singer songwriter. Stop have this unreasonable expectations when practicing! Set very reasonable (yes, reasonable goals. . . you're an adult, life happens!)

Pick a focus item (Scales, chords, a chorus a song you want to learn)
You'll feel better and start to build a more focused/consistent practicing routine. 

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Master Your Skills: Steps to Build the Perfect Guitar Practice Routine

  1. Set specific goals: Before you start practicing, it's important to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve. Set specific, measurable goals that are achievable within a reasonable time frame. For example, you might aim to learn a new chord progression or scale, improve your speed and accuracy, or work on a particular song or technique.

  2. Plan your practice time: Decide how much time you can realistically devote to practice each day or week. It's better to practice for shorter periods of time (e.g. 20-30 minutes) several times a week than to practice for hours on end once a week.

  3. Warm up: Before you start practicing, it's important to warm up your fingers and hands. This will help prevent injury and improve your playing. You can warm up by playing scales or arpeggios, or by doing simple finger exercises.

  4. Focus on technique: Practice the fundamentals of guitar playing, such as finger placement, picking technique, and fretting hand position. Spend time on exercises that focus on these skills, such as scales and chord progressions.

  5. Work on repertoire: Practice playing songs and pieces that you enjoy and that challenge you. This will help you develop your skills and keep you motivated.

  6. Practice with a metronome: Use a metronome to keep your playing in time and to develop your sense of rhythm. Start at a slower tempo and gradually increase the speed as you improve.

  7. Record yourself: Record yourself playing and listen back to identify areas that need improvement. This will help you identify and correct mistakes, and will also help you track your progress over time.

  8. Don't forget to have fun: Remember that playing guitar should be enjoyable! Take breaks when you need to, experiment with different styles and techniques, and don't be afraid to try new things.

If you follow these tips and building a consistent practice routine, you can improve your guitar playing and achieve your goals! You can do this!