Welcome to part 5, Friday’s final instalment in our daily blog series offering you a professional practice tip each day.
Tip 5: Don’t Always Play With Songs
For some guitarists, this advice should be “Start Playing With Songs” but for most of us, it’s don’t always play with songs!
Especially if you’re preparing for a gig/performance/exam etc. you need to know the song you’re learning inside out, and that means not coming to rely on cues in the vocals or production which you can’t necessarily trust to be present when you perform.
Practising material to a metronome or backing track can help you solidify and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the piece, and have you ready for anything.
So do it!