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Best Practice Strategies For Guitar
Practice does NOT make perfect! PERFECT
practice makes perfect.
(1) Get yourself a well-lit quiet, comfortable location, free from distractions like radio, T.V., relatives and well-meaning friends.
(2) Develop a regular practice schedule. If possible practice at the same time, and for the same amount of time each day - at least five times a week.
(3) Don't over-practice. a regular "gig", or professional recording date is usually 45-50 minutes of playing time., followered by a 10-15 minute break. Try a similar pattern in your practice schedule. Don't become dull, sleepy, bored, or risk losing concentration by working long sessions without a break. So stop, take a break to clear your mind, and move your body around. This will keep you alert, increase the speed at which you learn, and help you make full use of your limbs.
(4) Warm up. When you sit down to practice, take a few minutes to warm up your muscles, then settle into playing. The warm-up should be a slow, simple exercise or, song, or pattern that gradually takes you all over the neck on all strings.
(5) Don't over-practice any one exercise or problem. Study several different things in each practice session. That will keep you progressing well-roundedly through your guitar course.
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