Guitar Lessons Make You Better
If you aren’t getting better, you are getting worse at guitar playing
Sometimes you may hear guitarists say that they have reached a plateau in their playing. Just like trying to lose weight. When you lose a certain amount of weight, the scale seems to stay put and you aren’t gaining but you aren’t losing weight either. It sounds logical for guitar playing too, right? Actually, this is incorrect. In guitar playing, there are no plateaus. Guitarists don’t arrive and stay at some flat, secure place. Not for long anyway. This means that if you aren’t getting better, you are getting worse and it may be time to find Philadelphia Guitar Lessons that can help you figure things out.
If you are pretty good at playing a particular scale, for example, and you take a couple weeks off from playing it, your ability will slide back from where you left off when you put the guitar down. The idea of saying that if you aren’t getting better, you are getting worse really boils down to practicing. If you keep at it and keep moving forward, you won’t reach that invisible plateau. You will just keep getting better and better. The same holds true for everything we do in life. You can’t expect to be the best skier if you stop skiing for a couple years. When you get back on the mountain, after all that time off, what happens? Let’s just say, don’t hit that black diamond trail first.
Finding a guitar teacher who can help you stay focused and motivated may, in fact, be the best way to keep your guitar playing on an upward slope. If you aren’t constantly learning new things on the guitar, you will get stagnant to a point. If you have someone who will encourage and motivated you, it will take your technique to a whole new level. You may learn one new thing you didn’t know from your guitar teacher and that could open all new doors with your playing that you didn’t know existed. We all want to learn. It helps us grow. When we absorb all we are learning from others, it takes our own creativity to new levels. Guitar playing is no exception.
If you feel stuck at your guitar playing, understand that you haven’t reached a plateau. You have just not absorbed any new information. This may discourage you and stop you from playing for a while. And this is when you will get worse, not better at your playing. The key is to keep playing and more importantly, practicing. The next step is to find someone to guide you and lead you in a new direction so that you can grow and expand your creative guitar playing ability.
If you want to become better at your instrument, keep practicing. If you aren’t getting better, you are getting worse and this is because you aren’t keeping up with it. Practice makes perfect. Take Philadelphia guitar lessons from the David Joel Guitar Studio and see how much further you playing can go.