For many beginners, practicing guitar comes automatically every moment ones get free time. With all the audiovisual tutorials available online, it is possible to have successful personally guided guitar practice sessions. Nevertheless, unplanned or long guitar practice can be overwhelming and exhausting. Even more, guitar teachers and experts indicate that it may be counterproductive to practice playing the guitar without a plan. This does not necessarily imply that you should ditch practice altogether. We would like to make it clear that you need to have a schedule for your practice. Below are a few reasons why you should have a schedule for personally guided tutorials.
Helps to maximize every minute with your guitar
The primary function of a schedule is to ensure you have time dedicated for a specific undertaking. Making a guitar-practicing schedule means that you have allotted time to play your guitar and only that. This will go a long way into ensuring that you pay maximum attention to practice. It also gives you a sense of being a disciplined self-taught learner. With maximum attention, you will be able to learn and grasp different chords and become the best.
Grasp each scale and arpeggios
The term arpeggio in the context of learning guitar means to play a chord tone, one note at a time. Guitarists use arpeggios to create riffs, licks, lines, and complete solos on guitar. That is done over chords and progressions. Even though many beginners love to learn scales and arpeggios, sometimes it can be a source of an unbalanced routine. You should not overdo it. Ideally, you should schedule these items and work on your scales and arpeggios for 10 minutes in today’s routine. Remember to set specific practice goals for this section. You can work on scales for a few days before switching to arpeggios.
Practice every chord
Playing guitar as a pro starts with learning the different guitar chords. Most notably, there are 12 major guitar chords. Experienced guitarists can play up to sixty other chords. When you have a schedule for your practice, it is easier to practice each chord at a time. From time to time, you can select a song you know and use it to practice the chords. Furthermore, you can find the next chord, shape up on your guitar, and relearn the song in this new position. This way, you will be on the path to becoming a pro guitarist.
You will not overdo it
‘Practice makes perfect’ is a phrase that we are all familiar with for a long time. However, this should be mistaken to mean that you should practice beyond stipulated timelines. Even if you need to do practice, it should be with moderation and within your personal timetable. Some beginners get frustrated after long hours of practice only to find out that they did not attain the level of perfection they desire. This hurt emotions towards practicing and will eventually lead one to quit. Instead, it is prudent to practice within short periods of time that will be fruitful than long periods that will disappoint you later.