Why Don't You Play Better? Ask Yourself These 10 Questions

author: Unstuck Guitar date: 06/03/2014 category: general music
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Why Don't You Play Better? Ask Yourself These 10 Questions
Have you ever heard the old saying "practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good"? If not, you most likely are not playing guitar at the level you want to play at.

So, riddle me this Batman:

Why are you not playing as well as you think you should?

It might sound strange but one of the best things you can do to improve your guitar playing does not involve playing your guitar. So put away your guitar and find a quiet place and contemplate the questions below regarding your practice habits. This will only work for you if you are honest with yourself. Ask yourself these 10 questions and write down your answers in a notebook. I'm sure the answers you read back will surprise you.

1. What are you practicing?
2. Are you a doodler or do you concentrate on what you're doing?
3. Do you know what to learn?
4. Are you being realistic when it comes where you "think" you should be in your progress?
5. So you know some scales, what can you do with them?
6. What is your practicing environment like?
7. Do you turn off the TV & cell phone during your practice time?
8. How often do you how pick up your guitar?
9. How much time are you putting into it?
10. How bad do you want to play?

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