Learn To Excel At Guitar Lessons
It’s okay to make mistakes!
If you aren’t making mistakes when you play guitar, you are either very talented or, more likely, you aren’t pushing yourself outside of your current level of playing ability. Just as in life, it’s okay to make mistakes. It’s how we learn and grow in anything. When you take guitar lessons in Philadelphia with David Joel, your guitar instructor will emphasize the importance of practice. It won’t eliminate mistakes completely (and it shouldn’t) but it will put you on the path of greatness.
Practicing is the way we strive to improve our abilities. We develop our technique, correct timing issues, practice chord progression, apply music theory and the list goes on and on. Our practicing is where we progress the most. This is where we work on material that lies outside of our current capabilities which means we will make plenty of mistakes as we go. The important part is that we are aware of the mistakes we make and identify what we are doing wrong. This is how we improve.
If you keep making a mistake in your guitar playing and you don’t correct it, chances are you will continue making the mistake and never be able to fix it. You will be reinforcing the mistake each time you play. Mistakes don’t just go away over time, they require an effort to recognize them and then fix them.
Instead of ignoring a mistake, try to find a solution. If you can’t figure it out on your own, this is where your guitar teacher comes in. Observe why the mistake is happening and how you can strive to fix it. The solutions are not always so obvious nor are they easy. However, each time you correct a guitar problem, you become a little bit better.
Take a closer look at your playing. Record yourself if you can so that you can listen for any mistakes. Think about what mistakes are being made or what you could be doing better. Think about how clean you played, what you played well and what needs work.
It’s hard to admit our flaws, about anything in life. But admitting they are there and fixing them is what makes us human and what makes us better. It takes a lot of discipline to spot our guitar playing flaws but it is fundamental to developing our skills. Mistakes are our friends because it’s what helps us grow and become better and better. It is what helps us learn and understand how to become better.
If you want to become a better guitar player, embrace your mistakes, don’t ignore them. When you take guitar lessons in Philadelphia you are on the right track to becoming a better player. At David Joel Guitar Studio, you learn to understand your mistakes and how to make them better, which ultimately results in your improvement on the guitar. Don’t get upset when you make a mistake on the guitar. Understand what you did and move forward while improving along the way.