Guitar Lessons In Tulsa | Practice Strategies
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At Curtis Music Academy. We do these podcasts a lot, so we actually have four long list of a ton of podcasts topics and I kind of want to go through the list, maybe just start at the top and work my way to the bottom. I think we’ve got about 26 or seven 2029 podcasts topics. Maybe I can do all these in one day, maybe not, but I’m going to start with the first one in this topic. Could we practice strategies? So people oftentimes ask us what the best strategies are for practicing for guitar lessons in Tulsa, and I just want you all to know that the strategies for practicing music are no different than strategies for practicing anything else.
Whether that be a sport or an instrument or homework or things like that. Everything in life requires practice to get better at it. You’re not just great at one thing because you have to practice to get better at things. So these practitioners use are pretty universal when taking guitar lessons in Tulsa. It’s just something that I’ve found in my day to day life. While I don’t even play an instrument, I have found a ton of strategies just in normal life than homework from school and things like that that have really helped me and I think that they can apply it to music as well.
So one of the best practice churches that I’ve found is being consistent. So whether this means setting an alarm on your phone for a specific time every day, let’s say you know you’re going to be home everyday from work around five 30 and you can practice for 45 minutes once you’re getting home. So you would send alarm for five 30 every evening just to kind of remind you the stop what you’re doing in practice for 30 45 minutes or so. It could even be a shorter amount of time, maybe 15 or 20 minutes.
But it’s really important that you do a consistent time because then you’re going to get into a habit of it and maybe you won’t even need the alarm anymore. It’s just a gentle reminder. But setting consistent practice times is one of the most important things that you can do with learning an instrument. Because it keeps you accountable and it keeps you on top of things. Another part of strategy that I’ve found is to keep consistent track of your practicing time during guitar lessons in Tulsa. So if I have a sheet in front of me and I write down how long you’ve practiced per day, and I actually stay on top of it.
I find that I’m actually a lot more motivated to practice because I get embarrassed or sad when I look at my sheet and I see that I only worked for 30 minutes this whole week on my music and I know that’s not what I’m supposed to be practicing for guitar lessons in Tulsa. So I kind of feel a little bit guilty and it pushes me into gear and it makes me want to practice harder so that I can have actual physical proof of more practicing. And other practice strategy that I found is almost bribing myself with goods if I get done the work that I needed to do. So for me, one of the favorite, my favorite past times is going online shopping.
So for me, when I’m practicing or if I have something really important to do that’s keeping me from, from what I want to do, whether it’s just distracting or what it might, whatever, it might be a forever, they want to do something, but I can’t do it because I have to work on something. I will almost bribe myself with that thing. So for me, I’ll sit down and I’ll tell myself, you know what self, if I practice for 45 minutes, I can get online and online shop. And that’s one of the things that I think is really motivating in a weird sense. It’s incredibly motivating to do the things that you want to do and even practicing might not be the most fun thing in the world. It also just allows you to look forward to something when you’re done and it gives you that extra of motivation that you sometimes need.
So this, these partitioner dues I have found to be incredibly useful when doing school work or studying things like that. But another practice charter to do that I’ve found, it’s just genuinely asking questions. So if I were to get home from taking guitar lessons in Tulsa and was a little bit confused and it kind of prevented me from back to sync, cause I know a lot of students who when they get confused they get home and they don’t know what they’re doing, it’s really demotivating for them and they don’t want to practice because they don’t know how and it stresses them out.
So one of the things that you could do when you get home and you’re confused just to call us at Curtis Music Academy, you can call or text or email Ron and I and we can set you up with something that might help you practice at home, whether that be a document that we can send you or a video of us playing, the instruments that you can see exactly where he has his bus to go and things like that. These are all just really important things that you can do for when learning music because it is difficult at times. And another thing that you could do to practice better and get better at it is just to just record yourself. When you’re playing small in the big thing said, I don’t think a lot of people do, but if you can self record yourself in practice to make sure that you’re being precise and clear on what you’re doing.