Play Guitar At Your Own Pace
Learn to play guitar at your own pace
Everybody who picks up the guitar wants to know one thing: how long will this take? What can be accomplished in a month? In a year? The answers may vary but there is one factor you can count on to measure your progress: total lifetime hours spent practicing. You should try to measure your guitar progress by the total number of hours invested in your lifetime.
Instead of asking yourself how good you will be in a year, as yourself how much better you will be after 1,000 more hours of practice. The more time you have invested in practice, the quicker you will learn, and the better you will become. There is no guarantee you will be good or even have the knowledge to learn to your full potential, so the answer to this question will always vary depending on the person.
Everybody can learn to play, eventually. Even if your daily practice of 20 minutes doesn’t put you anywhere near the path to being a world class master guitar player, who cares? Be realistic in your expectations. You can be a really good guitar player but it may take years. And that’s what makes it so worth it. Reaching the intermediate level practically guarantees a lifetime of enjoyment and almost anybody can do it.
If you ever want to reach the higher levels of guitar playing in your life, it will have to be a consistent effort that takes place over the course of many years. That means that your commitment to daily practice must endure. Figure out how much time you can invest each day in your life, not just for a period of time. If changes to your life affect your practice time, revise your goal. Never give up!
Even at the fastest pace, the highest levels of success take awhile to reach. If you truly want to be the best guitar player you can be, then you’re in it for the long run. It’s great to try to kick butt in the short term, but there are many reasons why you may not be able to sustain a four-hour a day practice routine for the next ten years. Even practicing 8 hours a day one cannot achieve the highest level in a short amount of time. Remember that no matter what, learning guitar takes awhile.
When you look at it from the perspective of the massive amount of time that good musicians have invested in themselves, it can make you feel that spending too much time worrying about talent is shallow and lazy. However, when you truly want to succeed in anything, you will give it your time and effort.
At the David Joel Guitar Studio, we understand that passion you have for learning the guitar and we truly believe that the work you put into learning, you will get so much more out of it. Practice is key to learning but finding a great guitar teacher in Philadelphia is also a step in the right direction.