If you are a beginner who just started to learn classical guitar lessons, you may need some tips on how to improve your play during the lessons. Read the tips below, try to consistently practice it, and you will see the improvement.
Practice anything you can
If this is the first time for you to play a guitar, then you can start with anything simple. “Just do something” is a good idea for beginners to begin with. Maybe you can learn how to hold your guitar appropriately, or just simply try to use your fingers to pick or strum the guitar strings. Something very simple is actually good for you to begin with, because anything technical and complex will just make you get frustrated and overwhelmed.
Make a plan
Next, after you get used to touch and interact with your guitar, you can start to make a plan. Making a clear plan – although it is quite simple – is very important, because if you stuck and do not know what to do latter, you will definitely put down your guitar and make no progress at all.
If you do not know what to write on your planning note, then you can do research from the internet about anything that beginners should learn to play guitar. After that, you can choose some of the rituals that you want to do, write them down, and do not forget to consistently practice it as scheduled.
Set a time and place
Beginners usually very enthusiastic in learning something at first, but after one or two months, they usually forget to even touch their guitars because of their other busy schedules or because they lost interest in learning guitar. To avoid this “syndrome” you can try to decide the schedule – what, when and where – about your daily routine to learn classical guitar lessonsconsistently.
Keep the guitar visible
Keeping the guitar under your radar is very important, because if you do not see it, sometimes you will forget about it when you are distracted by other activities. That is why, you should place your guitar anywhere as long as you can see it every day, whether on the bedroom wall, near the closet, or next to the mirror in your bedroom.
Learn the chords
After you have decided when and where to practice the classical guitar lessons and also do anything you can to get accustomed to touch your guitar, the next question to answer is “what to learn, exactly?”.
In this case, we suggest you to focus on learning the chords. Like other types of guitars, classical guitar is also strongly related to chords. Chords will demand you to include multiple fingers at the same time. They also train you to understand and identify patterns.
Measure your improvement
Learners are naturally looking for progress, and the amateur guitar players are no different. As a beginner, do not measure your ability by comparing to what you have not achieved yet, because it will just make you feel bad. Try to compare your recent ability in playing guitar to that of the very first day. Here, you will recognize how come you have come.