Do you want to learn how to perfect your daily guitar practice easily? Here are some tips on how doing it without making you feel too overwhelmed with all of the guitar-practicing things.
Use a comfortable guitar to play
Make sure that your guitar is comfortable to play. This is very important, since it will influence your mood in learning to play a guitar. For example, pressing the guitar strings to produce a clear sound or tone is actually quite tricky, although it seems easy to do. Another example, if you purchase a guitar that is too big for you in size, it will hinder you to play comfortably. Therefore, before purchasing your very own guitar, you have to try it first, in order to make sure whether or not you are comfortable with it.
Identify the “buzz”
Recognizing when the “buzz” (the sound resulting from not pressing the strings properly) is also an essential ability that every guitarist should have. Everytime you hear the “buzz” you have to try pressing the strings appropriately until the “buzz” sound dissapears.
Mind your hand position
In starting guitar practice, something that you should not forget is to learn how to position your hand properly. You have to know how to hold your guitar well, and how to use your hands to press and strum the strings. If you do not have any teacher to tell you how to do it properly, you can learn from the videos available on the Internet.
Create a schedule to practice
When should you practice playing guitar? Of course, the answer is practice it as much as you can. However, it is quite impossible to always do guitar practice when you still have many other important activities to do. Therefore, in order to keep your consistency in practicing, you should create a specific schedule of what, when, and where you should play. When you have a good plan and schedule, you will be able to record your improvement more easily rather than just randomly.
You can make notes about anything, including the schedule of practicing guitar, your goals, what you have learned, what you want to learn, some tricks that you find, etc. You can write them manually using your small notebook or you can keep it in your smartphone note. It is up to you as long as you can easily check it when you need.
Practice the chords
The most important thing to learn during your guitar practice is the chords, and the method which is considered the most effective is to play the chords very slowly and patiently at first. After that, you can try to perfect the way you play the chords. After you get accustomed to it, you can start to play at a faster speed.
Do not forget to take a break
Most of the beginners are too enthusiast to practice playing their guitar at first, until they forget to stop. Actually, it will be better for you to stop after 15-30 minute practice, because your mind needs to be refreshed. By consistently practicing and take a breath after certain minutes of practice, you are expected to make more improvement and your brain will also gain more knowledge of playing guitar, as well.