Learn How To Make Your Guitar Practice More Effective & Become A Better Player Faster

by Tom Hess


It’s no secret.

When you practice guitar better and more effectively… get better results.

Sounds simple, right?

It is, but...

...most guitarists do not practice effectively and experience frustration when their practice doesn’t bring any results.

Here is the good news:

You're about to learn how to become a better guitar player using super-simple and effective tips while practicing guitar.

Let’s begin:

 

Practice Tip #1: Get More Results In The Same (Or Less) Practice Time

You don't need to practice 3, 5, 10 hours a day to get big results.

Practicing guitar just 15-30 minutes has the potential to help you make massive progress very quickly.

How?

Answer:

By practicing multiple skills at once.

When a practice item helps you improve many areas at once, I call this having “high transferability.”

Watch this video to learn how to improve several areas of your playing at once to save time and get more results:


 

Practice Tip #2: Motivate Yourself With Clear, Tangible Goals That Have Deadlines

The more clear you make your guitar playing goals, the more likely you are to actually achieve them.

Make your musical goals more clear by:

  • Defining specific numbers/amounts whenever you can.

    For example: “Be able to play X guitar lick cleanly, 10 times in a row at 175 beats per minute.”
     
  • Setting deadlines to motivate yourself to work faster.
     
  • Determining and end accomplishment, then working backwards from it step-by-step to know everything you need to do to reach it.

 

Practice Tip #3: Practice At Fast Speeds In Short Bursts Of Notes

You don't need to practice things slowly and gradually increase speed over time.

This is generally fine for learning fundamental technique, but this is certainly not the only way to get faster and become a better guitarist.

Instead, practice licks, exercises and patterns at fast speeds in short bursts of notes.

This makes it much easier to process and correct your mistakes without needing to slow down.

Watch this video to learn how to use short bursts to get big results in your practice:

 

Practice Tip #4: Warm Up Effectively To Get More From Your Practice

Guitar players frequently overlook the importance of warming up.

Warming up effectively makes your practice more effective, so you get bigger and better results.

Not sure how to warm up effectively?

No problem.

Learn how to increase the effectiveness of your practice using these powerful guitar practice warmups.


Tom HessAbout Tom Hess: Tom Hess is a guitar teacher, music career mentor and guitar teacher trainer. He teaches rock guitar lessons online to students from all over the world and conducts instructional live guitar training events attended by musicians from over 50 countries.

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