How To Get Better At Guitar Fast Without Becoming Overwhelmed During Practice

by Tom Hess


When you feel overwhelmed by guitar practice, it's difficult to feel motivated to practice every day. To make things worse, taking a break from practice doesn’t help you overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed.

Here’s why and what to do about it:

Feeling overwhelmed in your guitar playing is like “guitar practice indigestion”. If you have indigestion, you don’t simply stop eating to cure it, do you? Instead, you change your diet to stop eating foods that give you indigestion (or eat them less) and start eating foods that you digest well and get treatment to improve your digestive system.

With guitar playing, the solution is to set aside time to review, apply, integrate and master things you’ve already learned, improve your practice habits and stop forcing yourself to always learn “new” things.

For example, instead of constantly trying to learn new scales when you practice - learn how to use the scales you already know in music and integrate scales with other  guitar techniques.

Watch this video to learn how to do this:

Apply your knowledge and skills by improvising over a backing track. Then integrate the scale together with other techniques you already know such as sweep picking, vibrato, legato or anything else.

Doing this not only makes guitar practice more fun, but helps you improve your musical skills in many areas at once (making your practice more productive).

When you use this approach together with effective practice habits (that you learn from working together with an experienced guitar teacher), practicing guitar feels much more enjoyable, fulfilling and motivating.

Want to get much better results from your guitar practice? Read this article about how to achieve guitar playing goals effectively and become the guitarist you always wanted to be faster than ever.


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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