How To Practice Guitar Exercises

How To Practice Guitar Exercises

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How many exercises do you practice on guitar?

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How many exercises do you practice on guitar? If you are like many guitar players, the answer is "too many". In today's internet era it is far too easy to get hundreds of guitar exercises on any topic imaginable at the push of a button. However, in the never-ending quest to find more guitar playing materials, most guitarists find that their musical skills don't go anywhere, no matter what they try to do to overcome this problem.

As common as this issue is, the majority of guitar players react to it in a totally opposite way from what is correct. Most musicians make the false assumption that their guitar playing would progress more quickly 'if only' they had more/new/better exercises to work on. However, since no energy is directed on discovering the best way to PRACTICE these exercises, the time spent practicing delivers very slow improvement.

Rather than constantly seeking to expand your list of guitar practice materials, you will improve your guitar playing much more quickly if you focus on getting maximum results from the items you are already learning. Doing this will give you 2 important advantages:

1. You will improve as a musician in less time, simply because you will have a smaller total number of exercises to work on.

2. Whenever you face a real challenge in your guitar playing, you will know exactly what needs to be done to create your own exercise to deal with the issue.

The Way You Practice Guitar Matters More Than The Exercises You Work On

When you practice guitar, you must be able to clearly explain (at least to yourself) the reasons why you are working on a particular practice item at any given time. Being able to give such an explanation helps to keep your practicing directed in a specific path, instead of letting it become a random and unfocused waste of time.

To explain more clearly what I mean, consider a very common example of practicing scales on guitar (something that all guitar players have done at one point or another). Although virtually everyone understands that scales are an important item to practice for musicians, few guitar players consciously know how to direct their practicing of scales to help them improve the following specific areas of their musicianship:

1. Learning to play guitar fast

2. Learning to improvise guitar solos (or improving their ability to do so)

3. Visualizing the guitar neck completely

4. Expanding their creativity in music

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