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Finding time to practice your instrument isn’t always easy. As much as we would like it many of us don’t have the luxury of having hours a day free to really hone our skills and make the improvements we’d like. For this reason, we need to make sure that the time we do spend practicing is as productive and meaningful as possible. I tell my students that you should try and learn something new every time you pick up the guitar to practice, even if this is as small as a new chord extension or blues lick.
Many players fall into the trap of just picking up their guitar and playing a few chords or a couple of familiar licks/riffs or solos and then putting it down again thinking they have done their practice for the day. Whilst it certainly is important to have fun playing the guitar and working on familiar songs and solos can improve finger techniques and feel, you will quickly find your playing hits a plateau! This plateau is unfortunately where many players stay for years thinking they have either reached their potential or that they have reach a point they are happy to stay at, never quite realizing that they may have just been “practicing” the wrong things or, the right things the wrong way!
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