How to get your guitar passion back.
When I play guitar [ practice ], the place my mind goes to is peaceful. Other guitarist have told me the same. All at once, it is a place that is intellectual, emotional, and tranquil. All encompassing, huh? So, why do we not go there more often. Why do we delay and procrastinate practice? What reason or reasons do you have? [ Don’t be shy, post a comment on this. ] I have some practice suggestions to make even though I do not have your input yet.
Guitar Passion Practice Tips.
1. Make the decision to practice, then do it. [ Keep in mind length of practice time: post May 2014. ] Practice builds confidence. Confidence makes you want to do it again. Decide to practice again. Do you see the cycle this develops?
2. Have your guitar out, and available to play. Tune it. Here are some sources for tuning. This free online guitar tuner sounds the pitches as you choose the string. Here is a free downloadable tuning app for guitar. I use a free strobe style tuner app. These take some getting used to but have a lot of flexibility and I use it for other instruments as well. Of course, stand alone electric tuners are proven aids also.
3. Prepare your practice area. If your time to play is limited, organize your ideas and materials in advance. Know what you wish to focus on.
4. Learn the notes on the neck. In the previous post from August 2014 there was exercises for memorizing the guitar neck. We all learn differently.
You might try this guitar fretboard learning site. I liked it. Go there and scroll down to fretboard identification. Have fun with it. Get your guitar passion back by reinforcing and gaining knowledge.
On strings 1, 2, 3, 4. Play an open e. Now find the same note on string 2, 3, and 4. Play it, say the note name aloud, then picture it written on a music staff and in tab. If you only do tab, leave out the staff. After you have done this a few times and you will feel it memorized. Then, do the same with notes f and g. See chart below for your convenience. Left click on the image to view enlarged.
This blog’s quote:
“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.” – B.B. King
Welcome to all my new subscribers and readers. “Embrace your passion at acoustic guitar odyssey and play guitar again.”
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