Tracking progress in your guitar playing makes you a better guitarist by helping you quickly overcome plateaus, practice more effectively and become a more consistent overall player. Many guitarists (mistakenly) do not track their progress. Don’t make this same mistake!

Here are three reasons why most guitarists don’t track their progress and why you should:

Reason #1: Not Understanding The Benefits Of Tracking Progress

Most guitar players don't understand all the benefits of tracking their progress, so they never do it. Tracking your progress on guitar benefits you because it helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses, practice more effectively and avoid becoming out of balance in your playing (when you practice some things too much and other things not enough).

Reason #2: Misunderstanding How Not Tracking Progress Causes Problems

A lot of guitar players don’t understand the problems in their playing that happen when they don’t track their progress. For example, many guitar players do not track (or even know about) their consistency of speed. Consistency of speed refers to the speed at which you feel comfortable playing something over and over, many times in a row. Without tracking this element of your playing, it is likely to fluctuate wildly. When you track it, you quickly correct mistakes that lead to inconsistency and your progress improves steadily over time.

Reason #3: Feeling Overwhelmed

One of the biggest reasons why guitar players stop improving (and sometimes quit) is they feel overwhelmed for one reason or another. Even when guitarists understand the benefits of tracking their progress, it is common for them to feel overwhelmed about what to track and how to track it. Others simply don’t have the discipline to consistently track their progress and make excuses why they don’t do it.

To avoid becoming overwhelmed, work together with an experienced guitar teacher who knows your guitar playing, and will show you exactly what you should be tracking as well as how to track it. This ensures that you stay on the right track at all times, practice more effectively and get the greatest benefit from tracking your progress.

Learn the best and easiest ways to get benefits from tracking your guitar playing progress.

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About The Author:
Tom Hess is an online electric guitar teacher, recording artist and virtuoso guitarist. He trains guitar players from around the world how to reach their musical goals in his correspondence guitar lessons online. Visit his website to receive many free guitar playing resources , mini courses, guitar practice eBooks, and to read more articles about guitar playing.