Just like everything we learn from science to math and even English, music too is a lesson you should be learning diligently especially if you want to be a pro at it. You cannot simply expect to be a pro at it from the first try, but the effort you put in would surely help you get the results you expect. So do try following the tips below to achieve your aim of perfecting music in no time!
Read the pieces
As tempting as it is to simply grab your Martin guitars and strum the notes in the sheet, it is first important that you read through the sheet thoroughly. This way you have a better idea of what exactly you might be playing and the chords you need to hit and how you’ve got to play them. Take it step by step and break down the entire process of playing music if you want to be a pro at it. And the first thing to do would be to read the sheet well.
This mainly applies especially if you are self-teaching yourself to play this instrument. Most people once they buy their instrument from an online guitar store, they use YouTube as a guide to teach themselves the instrument. This way they are saving on cost spent on a tutor. This is a rather smart and intelligent way of using the net, but it is important that when doing so, you take appropriate notes that might be necessary as well. It will help you perfect your skills better. You could also listen to some professionals play and play close attention to what they are and aren’t, doing. It would certainly be helpful at the beginning stages, to help you with perfecting your moves.
Play from beginning to end
You know that since we are only human, it is natural that we give up in the beginning itself, when things aren’t going are way. And so, once you have read the sheet and you aren’t able to strike a chord, you may simply choose to skip it and go through a different sheet or skip that entire part on the whole. But it is important that you don’t do so, but rather play through the entire piece somehow or the other. This way you can learn from your mistakes and eventually be able to play better.
Break it up
Of course you can’t perfect playing a piece overnight. You aren’t a professional but rather only a beginner, so it is alright to make mistakes and set standards low. To first be able to master a piece, it is important that you break it up into little parts. Learn it one by one and then string it altogether to play the entire piece. This is a much smarter way of getting about learning music than simply pushing yourself to master it, at one try.
Consider the above steps, and try playing music little by little. And in no time you’ll be a pro at it! So don’t give up if you mess up the first few hundred tries because the next few hundred might be much better!