How to Practice Guitar

Understanding the Guitar Learning Process


In this next set of lessons, we’re going to talk about how to actually learn how to play the guitar. We are going to talk about the learning process itself, how your body and brain learn new skills. The reason this is important to understand, is because the more you understand it, the more you can make the best use of all the guitar practice resources you have to learn as quickly and efficiently as possible.

So in this set of video lessons we are going to learn how to learn better, how to practice better, and how to become a better guitar player as quickly as possible.

How to Practice Guitar

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. However, there are some things that you need to know about how to practice playing guitar that will actually help you get better, rather than just repeating the same things over and over.

One of the most common misconceptions about practicing guitar is that it simply means repetition. If you are practicing, but practicing and doing it wrong and just hoping it will get better won’t really get you anywhere (except get really good at doing it wrong).

Good practice is about repetition once you have worked out the bugs and figured out how to get the best tone out of the note, how to get the best position on the chord.

Another really important aspect of how to practice guitar, is how frequently you practice. Practicing as frequently as you can is crucial to success, because every single time you remind your fingers and your hand how to do it right, they learn a little bit more. But if you let days go by in between practice sessions, you begin to forget and you won’t learn as quickly.

Even if you only have ten minutes a day, the frequency of how often you practice your guitar playing in a week will really pay off.