Consistent practice is what makes guitar players great guitarist!
One of the biggest issues I’ve came across while attempting to learn guitar is lack of consistency. I know that I am the only one to blame for this, as no one can force you to practice or make you want to learn. The truth, however is, you can never be a good guitarist without consistent practice and legitimately WANTING to do it. I have the wanting part, but the consistent practice has been a struggle with all the things life throws at you. I was out of the guitar game to the point where my fingers have lost their calluses and feel so tender when I practice!
The best thing to do in cases like so, I’ve learned, is jump back into it. First, to address the problem – I’ve been lacking motivation due to exhaustion of constantly moving back and forth each week, living in two different cities. Thus, my guitar spends most of its time in transport and then sits in it’s place, often not even leaving the case. So, I’ve taken into account some possible ways to alleviate this. The best strategy so far has been to leave the guitar at one location and leave it out in a place I sit often – the living room, for example. Although I’m not playing every single day, I noticed I’m starting to practice much more frequently; I’ll pick it up every time I sit in the living room and practice about half the week’s lesson. I shall try to keep this up until I can go back to practicing on a daily basis. Moral of the story – don’t give up, there’s always an alternative solution if you want to find it!
Rex Guitar Instructor – Lack of time to practice is something most every guitar student faces no matter what age they are. If you’re under the age of 15, you need a loved one in the house for support to nurture and encourage them. It’s great if a parent can work with them and play guitar at the same time. Find a teacher that is willing to teach both parent and child for the same price.
Guitar Confidence will teach up to 4 people in one family at the same time and make it so its fun this is a one hour lesson twice a month or if required by the teacher weekly.
I tell all students to give themselves at least six months to have guitar acclimated into their daily routine. The best way to motivate yourself to practice guitar consistently is to start with a teacher that gives you an assignment weekly. I find kids these days love receiving lessons via email on their laptop or tablet. My students keep a log of their guitar lessons on their tablet with the amount of daily practice and total it up for the teacher at the end of the week. This is an excellent way to help the students become accountable.
Most beginning students don’t want to be heard by the family for the first 3 to 6 months until they have developed some basic skills.
To keep motivated leave your music stand out in the bedroom or the living room where you frequently see the music assignment and your guitar. Be sure to keep your guitar away from direct sunlight, the heater and air conditioner vents.
I tell parents and students that they must practice 5 days a week. If they practice 30 minutes a day 5 days a week that’s the minimum.