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Tips and Tricks for Practicing Your Guitar

Updated: Jan 29, 2019

“Every master was once a beginner.” Even masters still take time to hone their craft. Some would also say that one can never practice enough. You can do it on your own, or you can sign up for guitar lessons in Scottsdale. There are specific guidelines that you need to remember to be able to maximize your time. The goal is to establish good habits to ensure your path in being a pro.


Tune Your Guitar Before Practicing


Before you even start to exercise, whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it is essential for you to tune your guitar correctly. Manually do the tuning or you can use an electric tuner. When your guitar is not in tune, during sessions, you might assume that your skills are flawed, when in fact it is from your guitar. Tuning it beforehand would save you a significant amount of time.


Find a Comfortable Chair Without Arms


You’ll appreciate practicing more when you are comfortable doing it. Do not use an armchair. Use a chair that allows you to hold your guitar properly. Make sure to still keep in mind proper posture, which is a straight-back posture.

Start with the Chords


Practice playing the chords and strumming; no chord should be louder or softer than the others. Practice switching from one to the next, especially with a specific song that you are practicing on. You may start off slow, but once you get the hang of it, your speed will increase.


Go with Common Beats


If you are only starting out, practice playing familiar beats. This is one effective way of learning the guitar. Learning to play the common ones, helps give you a sense of rhythm which helps you become a better guitar player.


Play Different Songs


Prevent boredom and break the monotony by practice playing different songs. This will sharpen your skills in guitar playing. A pro knows how to play songs of different genres.


Play for at Least 30 Minutes


A 5-minute practice is not a practice. If you want to improve your skills as a guitar player, practice at least 30-minute sessions every day. This habit will improve your muscle memory, and this will make you get more comfortable with playing.


Interested in guitar lessons in Scottsdale? Contact Underground Sound today. Already a pro or need a guitar? Shop around our guitar studio in Scottsdale to find guitars like Huss and Dalton, vintage Martins, and much more.

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