Getting motivated to practise guitar Part 1

I’m just not feeling practising guitar tonight…

I’m way too tired… 

I’ve got too much work on… 

I don’t know what to practise… 

Oh I just feel like I’m not getting anywhere with this… 

There are many reasons and excuses we give ourselves when it comes to practising guitar… 

And you know maybe some of them are true! 

Maybe you aren’t sure what you have got to work on… 

Or maybe your job is crazy at the moment. 

So what are some ways we can combat it? 

Should we just accept those as facts of reality and give up? 

Or do I love the guitar enough to make room for it in my life? 

If that’s a yes, then hope this article helps you. 

How can we overcome these

  1. Rediscover your why 

Sometimes just thinking back to why I started playing the guitar is enough to reinvigorate you into getting Motivated to practice.

Maybe you performing a friends’ wedding? Maybe you want to play to your little girl when she’s a bit older? Maybe you just want to be able to play with your friends who are musicians? Maybe you want to be able to relax at the end of the day with an instrument hobby that you enjoyed the sound of.

Whatever it is, the more you think about it, the easier it will be to practice the guitar. And more importantly, you might discover new WHYs for practising guitar too. More on this later.

2. Listening to music

Actually, listening to music my favourite ways of motivating myself to wanting to practice music. 

There are so many great musicians out there that inspired me to want to pick up the guitar and play along and try new things. And discover new sounds that I really enjoy.

It could be a cool riff here, or a new cool song. Or maybe a technique of playing a song differently. Or an acoustic cover of a song that’s piqued my interest. 
There are so many ways that listening to music will help get you interested in practising again. 

Heres some cool guitar music I’m listening to at the moment.

Check out Part 2 for more ways to get you motivated about practising guitar! …

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