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Guitar Lessons in Lincoln and Newark will teach you how to use regular practice to improve your learning.
Look at the impact of forgetting.
The shaded area of the graph shows that we typically forget 80% of new information within the first twenty-four hours of a lesson. But when students practise, they review the material that was learnt and this 'tops up' the memory. Regularly reviewing material improves the overall recall as time progresses. Alternatively, if you do not use what you have learned, you will start to lose it.
Practice should be a regular part
of your daily routine. Times that seem to be successful include before
work/school or as soon as you get home.
Don't push very young children into long practice sessions - five or ten minutes will probably be enough. If your child already has a good attention span - fine.
It helps if you listen to them and encourage them as they practise, especially with younger children
Don't make practice a punishment, or your child may start to see it as a chore
Encourage your child to practise
slowly and to take difficult passages apart to try and find out what the
difficulty is. Things don't get better by just playing the music over and over
again with the same errors.
Help your child with a practice
plan to include:
- Warming-up with technical exercises
- Sight-reading earlier, easier pieces and the last song that they have practised
- Any new material they have been assigned - they should try to master any challenging parts first
- Encourage them to end with a piece that they have finished and enjoy playing
Some tips for improving as fast as possible:
Just turning up to a lesson won't be enough. It's what you do between the lessons that will make you an outstanding player.
Did you manage to practise every day this week?
Well...I've been really busy this week. I've just had no time.
You see...on Monday I go swimming lessons. On Tuesday I do rugby and its
dance class on Wednesday. Thursday is the Tibetan nose flute......
You need to allow time to practise each day!