Learning to play the guitar can seem like a luxury, indeed it is, and like most of life’s luxuries, when life becomes busy they fall by the wayside and can often be forgotten.
During your guitar lessons in London with me, I’ll make sure you learn techniques that help you hone your skills and develop your guitar playing quickly. (My methodologies are truly world-class and I guarantee that you will make rapid progress if you apply yourself and practice wholeheartedly)
I’ll also show you ways which make it easy for you to reach the next stages, it’s my desire to ensure you become the fantastic guitar player you always wanted to be.
Motivation, for any task can wane though, especially if you have a full time job and a family. This is why some guitar lesson students need techniques for staying motivated.
Some guitar players can also hit a stumbling block, just like with any activity or hobby.
You could reach a certain stage and feel like you’ve plateaued, when in reality, just a few thousands of hours more of practice could see you playing like Jimmy Hendrix!
Here are some pertinent tips for staying motivated to ensure you carry on playing the guitar and practicing to become what you wanted to be when you first contacted me: A great guitar player.
See Practice as Me Time
In our busy lives we often forget to stop and smell the roses. Music is incredible for awakening our senses and making us realise the world around us in real time. It’s used to motivate, inspire, relax and rejuvenate, and that’s just by listening to it. Playing music can help you unwind and can release your mind from the troubles of the day. See your practice as an indulgence.
See it as high quality ‘Me Time’!
It’s time for you, no one else.
You deserve that relaxation and you deserve to excel. Make time for you in your busy schedule and enjoy all the mental benefits that playing the guitar will bring!
Set Some Targets
Setting targets can help you carry on when you feel like you’ve reached a plateau.
The key is setting realistic AND ‘faith’ targets.
Have MASSIVE goals and work very hard towards them.
A realistic target could be: “I want to learn all the major, minor, diminished and augmented chords on string group 135 and 246 this year!”.
A faith based target could be: “I want to play semi-quavers at 155 BPM this year!”
The realistic will generally be met, the faith based target will usually be missed, but by having that target in mind you will then achieve that in the next year or years to come!
So DREAM and go big and bold, but also have some realistic goals on your musical plate!
Think Investment not Cost
The world’s most successful individuals achieved success by generally not caring about the price that they need to pay, but rather the return.
Think of your guitar lessons as an investment.
Thinking and comparing price per hour is ridiculous.
The right frame of mind is the following: “Who is going to provide me with the highest quality guitar tuition and where will I get the fastest results!”
Forget about the cost and focus on the RESULT.
Paying for cheap guitar lessons will generally result in a poor guitar education.
Paying quality means (generally) that you will receive quality.
So make sure you get high-quality guitar lessons to give you the best odds of achieving your musical goals!
Your GpracticeProgressScore will increase:
GpracticeProgressScore = ((time spend with instrument * methodology of pratice)+(mindset*qualityofinput))/100
So by having a fantastic teacher you will get there so much quicker and be inspired to practice harder and smarter!
The time you spend with the guitar is up to you!
The methodology will come largely from your teacher/mentor.
Your mindset will come from a variety of sources. (Your teacher and others… try Tony Robbins – highly recommended!)
Quality of input – this is where you get your education. (Directly related to your teacher)