The adage “practice makes perfect” only holds if one knows how to practice.
The correct saying should be: “PERFECT practice makes perfect”.
One of the biggest obstacles to becoming a proficient guitarist is not knowing how or what to practice. Practising is as much an art as learning the guitar itself.
Masters of the guitar know how to practice effectively; they know how to break down their time into workable segments to work on different areas of their guitar technique and performance.
Guitarists who struggle to improve their playing probably have a lack of understanding of how to practice effectively.
Efficient and effective practice can increase your guitar skills and knowledge more than fourfold in a single year. Basically, by practising the guitar efficiently, you would gain four years of learning in one.
So you might wonder – how do I practice effectively, what is the secret?
Well, firstly it will depend on your current level and your what your goals are going forward.