Tip: Practice in the Morning

Practice first thing in the morning. The fatigued you is not the ideal, guitar-practicing you. The morning you is. Even if you’re not a “morning person,” you may still feel that boyish/girlish feeling in the morning – the sense that anything is possible, or that you can make the impossible possible. That’s when you get in at least 15 minutes of scales, tunes, or whatever is most important or difficult in your practice.

If you need more incentive to wake earlier to make time for guitar, and to get to bed earlier, think of your time as currency to invest. Do you want to invest in late night TV? What are the returns on that, compared to the possible returns in practicing guitar?

Thanks for reading.

Copyright © 2010 Darrin Koltow

This first appeared in the Guitar Noise News – November 1, 2008 newsletter. Reprinted with permission.