How To Continue Progressing On Guitar Even If You Have Little Time To Practice
One of the most important keys to getting better at guitar, or any instrument for that matter, is consistent, good quality practice. But what happens when you find yourself not being able to practice as much as before? Usually it means that you have to settle for ‘taking a break’ or continuing, but with less progress.
That is what usually happens, but with the right approach you should be able to continue progressing at a good pace, even if it may be a bit slower than what you are used to. Great guitar lessons will help you get tailor-fit solutions for you in these kinds of situations. So if you don’t yet have one, be smart and invest into great guitar lessons.
Do Not Settle For Slow Growth
“All battles are first won or lost, in the mind.” - Joan of Arc
If you give up the idea of progressing, you have already lost, so don’t do that. Instead believe that there is a solution and you will find it. Accept nothing less than continuing progress on guitar even when there is less time for you to practice.
If you set yourself high expectations and are determined to meet them, you will already find yourself progressing more. Put this determination into a great plan and you will exceed your expectations and truly minimise the effect of a restricted schedule.
Continue Regular Lessons With A Great Teacher
Imagine you are driving and you come to a slippery road with lots of snow. Would you turn your car’s driving aids off and increase your driving speed? Of course not: That would be insanity! Similarly when you have little time to practice, that is when you most need a great teacher. Sadly many people quit lessons at this critical time.
Great guitar lessons will help you especially in times when you have less time to practice. Your teacher will be able to help you go through the tough times and keep up progress as much as possible. Be sure to inform your teacher of your abnormal situation and he or she will know to make the necessary adjustments.
Plan How To Combat The Unusual Circumstances
Unusual circumstances by nature pose give guitar playing progress unique challenges. It would be great if I could make one plan to solve them all and in this article bind them. But that is only fantasy - in the real world you need a tailored solution.
You need to account for each challenge your situation poses and come up with ways to combat each one of them. When you are done with this, you need to combine them all and formulate them into an actionable plan that you can put to use. This is best done with the help of a great teacher.
Find Exercises That You Can Practice In Any Situation
How many times have you stood in line for something and wished that you could use the time for something useful? Or you’ve been waiting for an appointment to begin, but can’t start doing anything because you need to be able to stop at a second’s notice?
The good news is that you can put those idle times to use. There are many skills that you can train without your guitar and in short bursts. Some exercises will only require a pen and a pad of paper, which you can keep on you at all times. Some will not even require you to hold anything, except a thought. A great guitar teacher will be able to help you with these.
About The Author
Hello, I am Jere Toikka and I give guitar lessons in Turku, Finland. I believe in giving your best in any situation, good or bad. This goes for both teachers and students. My vision is to raise the level of guitar education and guitar players to be what it should be - stellar!