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8/17/10

Setting Goals When Practicing Guitar At Home

by Adrian Hargray

When practicing your guitar, it's important to set goals. You want to set goals so that you can check your progress and your results and that you are analyzing how well you are doing with your guitar playing.

Goal setting is something that is very important to the development of your skills as a guitarist. When setting goals, you will want to start small at first. Set a goal to learn a few new cords first, and then start practicing to your favorite tunes. Next you will want to learn how to master entire songs all within a 20-30 minute span. You don't want to overload yourself on practice time so a 20-30 minute span is sufficient.


Setting goals such as these will allow you to attain the guitar mastery that you are looking for. By writing out your goals, you will be able to track your guitar playing success, and it will most likely come true.

If this sounds obvious to you, then you should know that it is. And because it's so obvious, you should do your best to follow what you write out so that you can attain the guitar playing success that you're looking for.

If you set a goal saying that you want to learn the harmonics, then write it out and set out a course of action to practice playing the harmonics. This will let you know how much you've progressed and what else you need to do in order to play the harmonics better.

Here are more great tips for setting goals when it comes to playing the guitar:

1) Set short and long-term goals

Your short term goals can be something such as learning a new cord while your long-term goals could be to master playing new songs. You won't reach your long-term goals before your short term ones, so it's important that you set both. If you're truly serious about becoming great with guitar playing, then you will need to set both short term and long-term goals.

2) Read your goals everyday

When you read your goals everyday, you remind yourself of the reasons you're practicing for. If one of your long-term goals is to play in nightclubs in your city, then everyday that you practice you should envision yourself playing in a nightclub and achieving success. But you won't reach this goal until all of your short term ones are reached first, so be sure to keep this in mind.

3) Check off your goals as you complete them

After each practice session or each week, check off a short term goal that you completed. This will help you to track your program and will help you to feel more successful and confident about your guitar playing. Soon enough after you check off all your short term goals, your long-term goals will be accomplished and you will be the awesome guitar player that you always dreamed of.

These 3 tips for setting goals and becoming a great guitar player are pertinent to your success. Be sure to start setting goals today for you guitar playing to start seeing the results that you dream of. Good luck with playing the guitar.

Setting Goals When Practicing Guitar At Home

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