We all struggle with practising but it’s one of the most important things to learn how to do. We aspire to play lovely tunes but, at best, we fumble or, at worst, screw it up completely at the same point, every time. We get mental blocks which affect confidence and therefore performance. – the better your practice ssessions then the better you’ll get.
In this extended lesson we will discuss some of the common pitfalls that can halt your progress and demonstrate how to overcome them.
Learn how to isolate difficulties and solve them with some simple approaches to practice and technique. Set realistic targets and achieve them in a shorter space of time.
The course is suitable for relative beginner and above acoustic and electric guitar players alike.
Don’t underestimate the power of proper practice! This course leads into our Blues Primer coming up later in the month. Put the ideas into practice.
Materials provided: Prep sheets are available along with comprehensive lesson PDFs and TABs followed by detailed home practice video examples of all sections/exercises.
What’s it like on a course?
The bulk of each lesson is obviously the teaching (usually with a minimum number of questions taken along the way) but we dedicate the end slot for Q&A. Being online means that players can elect to either have total privacy with their mic mute and video disabled or switch them on and join in with questions or even work along with the tutor. The lessons, over and above the outlined specific subjects, try to give you the tools for self-improvement.
A quick note about the materials
We’ve always recognised that the real work takes place after a course and that’s why we pay special attention to the materials in order to help with home practice. The earlier you book, the earlier you get access to the core materials.
Course suitability in general
Knoing how to practise is essential in any area. If you can strum a few chords then you’ll pick up lots of great pointers – even by that point in your musical journey you’ll likely have experienced that ‘why is this so difficult’ feeling. Check out our guide to player levels v course categories in FAQs. The course is online and the materials are there to help with homework (where the real work is done).
Overall objectives and a reality check
Yes – our courses are there to look at the advertised subject matter but we also like to challenge players and give you great techniques and practical theory/know-how to work on in your own time. Don’t expect to completely nail a whole song or to be fully able to command all techniques or understand every bit of practical theory on the course; it’s fantastic if you can but be patient and work diligently through the materials at home.
Call us for a chat at any time
Whatever level you are, you’ll have lots of takeaways to work on later. If you’d like to go through the course please call or email.