2022 Guitar Resolutions!
5 tips to make this your best guitar year!
Many of us make resolutions at the beginning of a new year. It’s just a great moment in time to look at what’s working in our lives and what isn’t. This is also true if you are taking guitar lessons or are thinking about it. Here are some tips for making this year your best guitar year ever!
Make time to practice
Learning the guitar should be fun. Keep your guitar routine fun, but always make sure you take some time to really practice the guitar. Take a 50/50 approach: fun vs. structure. Regular sessions are better than long ones. Just five minutes a day can make a difference!
It’s essential to set goals to help you track your progress and bring some motivation as well. Your goals should be:
S – Specific: which technique do you need to work on?
M – Measurable: which measurement can you use to track your progress?
A – Attainable: be consistent with your guitar level!
R – Relevant: why do you want to achieve this goal?
T – Time-bound: when do you expect to achieve this goal?
Make the best use of your time
How much time are you spending on social media? Would you be a better guitar player if the hours you spent scrolling on your phone were used on your guitar practice? Use a timer, and, if it works for you, use a routine/schedule as well. The goal should not be to interrupt your practice session. If your goal is to practice for 10 minutes, they should be 10 uninterrupted minutes.
Write your goals down and share them with your friends and family. Post your plan on social media. Make a video about what you hope to achieve and keep track of the process with photos and videos. Hold yourself accountable! It’s great fun to look back at it too!
Nearly all of us can get inspired by new gear. Get yourself something great to kick things off and then use the rest of these tips to help maintain the passion. Guitar playing should be fun and a passion, not something you view as a chore.
Let us know what your guitar playing goals are. Even if you have been playing for some time, it helps to take lessons on occasion. It will help you pick up on new skills and ideas that you may not have thought of. Someone with experience in playing and teaching can help you attain your goals and keep you in line with what you already know. Focusing on learning new things is never bad, especially with music. With all the genres that are out there in musical styles, you will never run out of things to learn.