Who says guitar practice can't be fun!? Okay, so maybe it can start to drag a little when you're not in the mood. But that certainly doesn't mean you should ever skip out on guitar lessons, especially when you've got the time. But if you ever find your lessons starting to feel a little lame, here are some ways that you can spice things up.
1. Start learning New Concepts
It's never a good idea to push things and try learning too quickly because this can hamper your improvement. However, when you've been going over the same guitar exercises or concepts again and again, boredom can start to set in. At this point, you need to rotate one or two new concepts into the equation and keep things fresh. From guitar theory to scales, there are endless things that you can learn and practice.
2. Vary your Exercises
Constantly following guitar scales and arpeggios the way they are written can get boring really fast. Nevertheless, some players blindly follow the same scales without even thinking of switching anything up. But there's certainly nothing wrong with taking the same sequence that you've learned by heart and playing it a little differently the next time.
3. Set up a Schedule Before the Lesson
Creating a practice schedule might sound kind of nerdy and fun-sucking. But the truth is that making schedules before guitar lessons can speed things along and keep the fun involved. So if you're going to practice scales, you can map out some notes in your free time and get ready for your next practice.
4. Throw in a Song or Guitar Solo in the Middle
One smart thing is to avoid mixing your practice time and playing a bunch of songs. However, when you're getting bored with notes and scales, you might mix a song or guitar solo in to break up the monotony. Just don't get carried away because practice time should be mainly reserved for, well, practice.
5. Check out Music and Guitar News
This has no relation to your actual lessons, but if you want to make playing the guitar more fun, then it's certainly worth googling some news. Music and guitar news can add entertainment to your day and also make you feel more passionate about playing. That said, it never hurts to spend 15-20 minutes checking out the latest news. Just don't get too carried away and waste a bunch of your practice time, though!