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How to make guitar practice fun
If you find it difficult to fully enjoy the process of guitar practice, you need to ask yourself: can I make it fun? Of course, when you are practicing you have to be disciplined in your practice techniques and if you are working with a teacher and taking guitar lessons in Philadelphia, it is imperative that you practice, practice, practice. Otherwise, what is the point in spending money on lessons in the first place? You also need to have fun with your practice or else you will dread it every time. Some people make a choice to sacrifice fun for discipline but making sacrifices with your guitar practice is unnecessary. It can also be counterproductive to becoming the guitar player you want to be.
If you are thinking of practice as an unpleasant chore, chances are you are trying to be extremely disciplined without having any fun in the process. Talk to any guitar teacher and they will tell you that practicing shouldn’t be seen only from one perspective such as all fun or all discipline. The key to success is the right balance of both elements of practicing. Once you understand this, you and your teacher can start working on the appropriate practice schedule that will improve your mental approach to practice. There is a way to practice that produces real results while enjoying it at the same time. These results come from the practice routine itself but also your mindset and attitude during the process.
By taking a closer look at the two components, discipline and fun, you will see consistent progress. Many people assume that self-discipline and persistence will make them a great guitarist. This means you have to keep motivated for a long time and to do that it must be fulfilling. If you don’t know why you are doing something, you will not be fulfilled and probably won’t be able to continue. Start looking at practice as something you do in order to become a better guitarist. This will give you a reason other than to have fun and therefore it will give you purpose and you won’t treat it as a chore you have to do every day.
Some people view practice as boring but it isn’t the approach that is boring, it is your mental state of being during these practices. In order for it to not seem so tedious, you have to enjoy it. We know that you have to practice to get better, at anything. But, if you exclude variety and fun from the learning process then you aren’t going to move forward. This is one of the main reasons you need a teacher who can guide you and encourage you. By giving you more variety into your practice, they will help you avoid mental burnout and frustration.
If you are trying to find a balance in your practice methods, talking to your guitar teacher is the first step. Practice should be enjoyable while remaining focused and now it’s up to you to learn to balance both. If you are looking for an amazing teacher, take guitar lessons in Philadelphia with David Joel. David will teach you how to focus and have fun with your lessons and your practice.