Classical guitar practice goes much better when we have a plan. And this plan is best decided on before we sit down to practice. So the main question is: What will I practice? Knowing this, we can get right to work and enjoy more productive time on the guitar.
- What to Include in Your Guitar Practice Schedule – This will tell you the main areas of practice to include each day.
- Technique vs. Repertoire Pieces in Classical Guitar Practice – How to decide how much of each.
- Practice vs. Playing – Get clear on the differences between “practice” and “playing”. We need both, and it helps to recognize which is which.
- Learn New Music? Or Keep Practicing Your Current Piece? – Know when to move to new material, and when to stay focused on the current piece.
The Elements of Great Practice
Ideally, we continually polish our music, as well as developing ever-better movement and skills. To do this, here are some of the main areas to include in guitar practice.
- Right-Hand Technique
- Left-Hand Technique
- Learning New Pieces of Music
- Polishing Current Pieces
- Maintaining Repertoire
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