#4 5-Minute Practice Sessions

Instead of creating a practice routine from scratch, you can use a combination of 5-Minute Practice Sessions.

When I first started learning guitar I found it much easier to do the exercises when I was in the lesson with my teacher. This was partly because often my teacher would model how the exercise went and I would either copy him or play along.

I found when I got home I didn’t always remember exactly how the exercise went, at what speed I should play, or sometimes even where to start.

For this reason I develop a series of practice sessions on video for my students. The idea is that the student can follow along with me on the video to practice some specific area of guitar development. I created sessions on changing chords, exercises, techniques and more. It’s an ongoing project and am adding to it all the time.

Here’s a link to learn more about my 5-Minute Practice Sessions and how to best use them. What I’d like to do here is to use these practice sessions to create sample guitar rituals that you can model after.

The advantage is that you’ll have specific routines, all five minutes in length, that are designed to help you improve a specific aspect of your guitar playing. There are many to choose from and it’s growing all the time.

In addition you’ll have a model to learn how to practice. As you play along with me in the video you’ll develop the ability to break down challenges into smaller pieces and work on them. This will go a long ways towards teaching you to practice effectively and to get the most out of your practice time.

You can mix and match. You can use 5-Minute Practice Sessions for some of the areas of your guitar ritual, and include other exercises as well.


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