Keep Your Practice Motivation Going
Keep your practice motivation going 2020
Chances are that you are either struggling to find the motivation to practice the guitar or you have struggled with this issue in the past. The topic of guitar practice motivation is highly misunderstood among many guitar players. Some believe that motivation is something you can get from outside of yourself, in the same way that you think you can learn something on the guitar. As a result, you may seek out specific resources in an attempt to find the motivation to practice the guitar.
The motivation to practice guitar can only come from within yourself. No one else can give you enough long-term motivation to sustain years of focused effort needed to practice guitar. Most great musicians do not possess an unusually high level of work ethic or discipline. In reality, all great guitar players developed and sustained their inner motivation by doing to main things:
- Keeping the mind focused on the long-term goal that they want to achieve by practicing guitar. The one and only reason why you practice guitar is that you are dissatisfied with your current level of guitar playing and you want to get better. That desire must be strong enough to provide you with all the motivation you need to look forward to practicing every day. If your goals are not important enough to create such a level of desire, then you need to reevaluate your guitar playing.
- Making the process of going through every guitar practice session more inspiring. One of the many effective methods for doing this is making any exercises that you practice as closely related to the music you want to play as possible. This way you will truly get to see yourself getting closer to your goals as you practice the exercises that are themselves part of the music you want to play. Guitar practice exercises can and should be both fun to play and effective at the same time.
When both of the points from above are followed, there is virtually no limit to the amount of motivation and inspiration you can develop within yourself to reach your guitar playing goals. No matter what the reason is for suddenly losing guitar practice motivation, it is possible to make this feeling come back and leave you more inspired than ever to practice guitar. Remember this the next time you face practice challenges and it will become easier for you to see consistent progress in your guitar playing.
When you take guitar lessons in Philadelphia at the David Joel Guitar Studio, you will learn invaluable lessons not only about playing the guitar but tips and ideas to take home with you and make practice more enjoyable and more effective. If you are looking to make some changes in the New Year, consider guitar lessons. It’s never too late, or too early, to learn something new.