"You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail." - (Charlie Parker)
If someone could devise a one size fits all practice routine for learning guitar, they would be making a lot of money. The truth is that what works for one musician simply won’t necessarily work for the next musician.
We all have varying amounts of time we can commit to practice and also varying responsibilities that get in the way of time with our instruments. The advice from Charlier Parker to just practice, practice and practice is obvious, but what constitutes effective practice? In this blog, jazz guitar student Andrew Bowen outlines several approaches to effective practicing - because time playing guitar doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re learning guitar.