Holiday Time for Guitar
3 easy ways to fit guitar into your busy holiday schedule
It might be a bit premature to talk about this right now, but the holidays are coming and if you are a guitar player – beginner or professional – you need to read this article. It might be hard to fit guitar into your schedule during the normal parts of the year but that doesn’t mean you have to forget about it entirely. The holiday season may be the perfect moment to fit guitar playing into your otherwise busy schedule.
Here are three ways to find the motivation to keep guitar in your life this holiday season.
Play guitar at your virtual office party
Office parties are a great way to boost employee morale, especially during the holiday season when anxieties are high. And because most office parties may be taking place virtually again this year, it’s the perfect time to get creative and provide your virtual partygoers with something to enjoy. Since you’re trying to fit guitar playing and practice into your holiday schedule, why not pick a song to perform for your co-workers?
It could be a beautiful sounding instrumental, or you could pick a song to play and sing to impress the people you work with. It might also be a great opportunity to learn more about the people you work with by surveying their musical interests to pick a song everyone will love. Maybe some of your co-workers also play guitar or another instrument, which could create a fun opportunity for a collaborative performance.
Learn a new song by Christmas and impress the family
For many, the holiday season is a time for getting together with family. Why not surprise your family this year with a guitar performance? Pick a song you know the whole family will and enjoy and start practicing now. It could be a classic holiday tune or something you’d enjoy playing any time of the year.
Just having a goal to perform for your family holiday get-together can give your practice times some much needed focus that will surely help your guitar playing overall.
Pick a new guitar technique to master
Sometimes when time is limited, focus is exactly what we need to help take our guitar playing to the next level. The holiday season can be a great time to assess where your guitar playing strengths lie and where you need to push yourself to improve.
Maybe your guitar chord and strumming skills are solid, for example, but you haven’t quite mastered fingerpicking just yet. If that’s the case, you can use your practice time over the next several weeks to focus on learning the vital fingerpicking patterns necessary to make your playing better.