Practice Guitar in the New Year
Practice Guitar in the New Year with guitar lessons in Philadelphia from the David Joel Guitar Studio
If you normally find yourself full of motivation to practice guitar but suddenly something happens that makes you feel less inspired to work on your guitar playing, the first thing you must do is get to the bottom of why such a disruption occurred. The fact is that if you don’t feel motivated to practice guitar, this can only be due to one or more of the following reasons:
- You are unhappy with the results you get from working on your musical skills and you feel like your guitar practicing is having no positive effect on your guitar playing.
- You had a temporary interruption in your life that makes it hard to get back into the process of practicing guitar and/or your guitar practice sessions start to feel boring.
- You decide that you no longer enjoy playing guitar.
If you find yourself in any of the mindsets listed, here are the things you should do to turn the situation around.
If you lose your guitar practice motivation as a result of slow guitar playing progress, the first thing you need to do is examine the way you approach the practicing process and look for ways to make it more effective.
Very often, all that is needed is simply to do something different from what you have been doing before. For example, if you have been spending much time practicing technique, move it way down on your priority list for a while and instead focus on other skills such as music theory or improvising. You can also challenge yourself to focus your practicing around learning a particular piece of music you have wanted to play for a long time. Doing this will allow you to keep moving toward your goals while giving your mind a break from the same old guitar practice routine.
Sometimes you don’t want to practice because you no longer feel joy in playing the guitar. If this happens, ask yourself, “What would it take to start feeling excited about playing again?” In most cases, the answer to this question will help you see that the true reason for your loss of motivation is not a loss of the desire to play all together but rather one or both of the other two reasons described earlier. So the solution may be to apply the advice already given.
Another possibility might be that the goals you have set for your guitar playing have either already been reached or are no longer fulfilling for you to work towards. In this case, think about what it is you want to achieve on the guitar if you had the ability to do anything you want. Thinking in this way will help you set more meaningful guitar playing goals.
No matter what the reason is for suddenly losing your motivation to practice, it is entirely possible to make this feeling come back and leave you more inspired than ever to practice guitar. Apply this advice the next time you face similar challenges and it will become easier for you to see consistent progress in your guitar playing.
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