When many people start out learning how to play the guitar they are very involved and excited about it. Unfortunately, that interest often starts to wane and the practice sessions dwindle. That’s when many guitars end up sitting in a dusty corner! Don’t let that happen to you, and make sure that you are always motivated to practice.
The first thing you should realize is that practice really does make perfect. The more you practice, and really apply what you are learning, the better you will get. The better you get, the more likely you will be motivated to continue playing. It’s rough at first because you may not see yourself making progress. However, if you keep on going you will make more progress than you ever thought possible and you will only continue to get better. It might seem daunting at first, but it really is worth it in the end.
You should really devote yourself to playing for at least 10 minutes per day — more if possible. This is a short enough amount of time that you won’t feel intimidated by putting it into your schedule. Everyone can afford to spend 10 minutes doing something they love and want to do! It’s also enough time to really get in some great practice. Of course, if you are able to practice for longer amounts of time, you should. Doing this consistently and making it an important part of your life will make you more motivated to continue doing it.
One of the best ways to motivate yourself to continue practicing is to take the right guitar learning course. You should stick with something that is very interactive and comes at you from a variety of different angles. That way you’ll never get bored and you’ll be constantly learning how to play better. For instance, you can watch videos to follow along with experts, play along with an audio, and use interactive software to improve your skills. Doing these things will embed the skills in your mind and you will learn a lot more quickly.
As you’re learning and practicing, always make sure that you are doing things right. Perfecting your technique and skill is very important — and that means you don’t want to rush things. That’s part of what makes practicing so important. When you practice, you’re really focusing on the technical aspects. When you’re simply playing, you probably aren’t focused on those things as much. That’s why you should get as much practice and play time in as you can.