We’re all looking for the best…

Having something that feels the best to you feels great.

So this got me thinking... What’s the ‘best’ in guitar?

Specifically… what are the best exercises you should be practicing?

I get asked about practice routines a lot…

Questions like… “What’s the best routine?”...” What are the best exercises to practice?”... “How long should I practice for?”

The list goes on…

What's the best practice routine for you?

These are good questions to be asking. But only when you have another piece in place first.

Rarely anyone talks about it. Other teachers assume people do it…

I know this isn’t the case because I’ve seen it countless times in my students.

All of those questions are missing something fundamental. And it’s the key to making progress with anything.

Before I tell you what my “secret practice habit” I’ll give you a hint… It’s got nothing to do with what to practice.

Let me share a quick story with you.

I’ve given some bad advice before...

When I think back I kick myself and my brain says “I can’t believe you used to say that.”

So there I was, me as a new teacher. Fresh out of teaching bootcamp. All dressed up, ready to face the world.

I was armed with my teaching expertise. Ready to help anyone I could.

Fast forward a year and I was sat in my house in my front room.

Students would be surrounded by un-ironed clothes...

The TV, the fridge…

And even be subject to my housemate walking through the room from time to time.

What's the best practice routine for you?

It was a mess. (I have a much nicer studio now.)

Like any teacher. I thought my job was to assign them practice schedules and little routines…

Oh how I was wrong...

They didn’t get better… at least not at the speed I knew they could.

I couldn’t work it out...

Every lesson was the same...

Students would show up. They would practice with me. They would get their assignments and… nothing to change there...

One day I found it. The reason why my students were struggling...

They were missing a practice habit that I had developed when I was practicing guitar.

And this habit made all the difference to their progress.

All of a sudden my students were practicing more regularly. Making more progress…

And they were enjoying it too...

What's the best practice routine for you?

And this was all without any detailed regimes.

When I teach now. This practice habit is at the core of my teaching philosophy...

But simply playing more still won’t make you ‘better’.

That's why i've made my new 30 day course...

It’s designed to get you into the habit of picking up the guitar and to make improvements at the same time.

Of course I give you exercises to do. But they’re simple. Straight forward. Easy to understand...

And it only takes up to 20 - 30 minutes a day to do them.

To get yourself into the habit of practicing. Click the link below:

>>> The best practice habit for you

That’s me done for the day. I’m off to watch some Netflix.

We’ll talk soon,

Darryl “buildin' habits not routines” Powis

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