Posted by: Glenelg Guitar Studio | January 16, 2013

The art of practice

Hi Everyone,

It’s that time of the year when many of you will be taking a break from regular lessons. However, I still want you to keep up a fairly regular practice regime. OK  it is actually good to have a break  for a little while and have some “time off” fun so you come into the new year refreshed.

But think about setting up your practice session now.

Relaxed practice over the holiday break

Relaxed practice over the holiday break

A great idea is to set up a practice session regime for the year ahead and try to stick to it. It must encompass all elements, so look at dividing it into segments. I like to use this timing.

25% warm up with scales, arpeggios, drills and set exercises.

50% music piece/song practice.

25% free play, just have fun playing what you like, or writing you own music or checking out a  YouTube guitar site.

If you are thinking of doing exams  this year (JUNE) you need to get into the practice groove now, which will make covering the material for the exam a breeze.

Back to my practice



  1. Hi Leigh Hope you had a good Christmas and wish you all the best for 2013

    Can you let me know when Neo can return for his lessons this year and will it still be Monday nights




    • Great to hear from you Helen.I have commenced teaching for the year so whenever you are ready for Neo to start again just let me know and I will email back days/times available.
      I hope you gave a great year Helen and THANKYOU you again for the wonderful support you give Neo.

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