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50 Awesome Summer Guitar Goals

January 31, 2022

50 Awesome Summer Guitar Goals

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Summer’s here, so grab your guitar and some guitar goals with the help of guitar teacher Jerry W.

Summer has officially arrived, which means the sun is out, the days are long, and you have plenty of opportunities to pick up and practice your guitar! Now is the time to go after those dreams you’ve had of mastering the tricky aspects of learning guitar that have been a roadblock in your practice throughout the year.

To help you get started, we’ve compiled 50 goals that you can focus on when practicing your guitar this summer.

How Can I Improve My Guitar Goals?

From working with a professional tutor to practicing new skills, there are many ways to improve your guitar goals. Some of these are easy fixes, while others take more work, but altogether, they will improve your skills as a guitarist and get you back on track to reaching your guitar goals. So get out your guitar and sunglasses, head out to the beach, and start practicing.

There’s no better place to learn the guitar than in the summer breeze!

1. Take lessons.


The quickest way to improve is to take guitar lessons. A good guitar teacher will be able to tell you what you need to work on and help you achieve your goals.

2. Teach someone else how to play the guitar.


Teaching what you’ve learned to someone else has been proven to improve your memory as well. Plus, now you’ll have a new jam buddy. It’s a win/win!

3. Learn a new song.


Use your summertime to add a few new songs to your repertoire. Consider learning a new song that forces you to become a better player.

4. Memorize a new song.


Memorizing a song will help you master both the music and the technique. It also allows you to play it anytime you have a guitar. If you struggle with memorization, these tips from Easy Ear Training might help you look at memorizing music in a whole new way!

5. Learn a new music style.


Do you always play one style of music? Learn to play a different style. The challenge will give you a reason to practice.

6. Restring your guitar.


How long has it been since you put new strings on your guitar? The beautiful sound of new strings will make your practice time more enjoyable.

7. Get your guitar set up.


Setting up your guitar involves adjusting the parts of the guitar to get the best action and intonation possible. Having your guitar set up will make it easier to play and better in tune throughout its range.

8. Upgrade to a new instrument.


Is now the time to upgrade to a better quality guitar? Better quality guitars can not only sound better but are also easier to play. And, as every guitarist knows, having an instrument you’re proud of is great motivation to play every day.

9. Learn how to play classical guitar.


Are you looking for a different challenge? Learn to play classical guitar. It will help develop your music reading and fingerpicking skills.

10. Learn how to play electric guitar.


Do you only play acoustic guitar? Stretch yourself a little by learning how to play electric.

11. Learn how to bend the pitch.


Bending the pitch is one of the classic soloing techniques for guitar. Add this to your skill set to become a better lead guitar player.

12. Learn how to pull off.


The pull-off is another standard guitar technique that works well for solos, strumming, and picking.

13. Learn how to hammer on.


Like the pull-off, this technique will help you with solos, strumming, and picking. This lesson from Ultimate Guitar will help you learn the basics of both hammer-ons and pull-offs.

14. Learn how to use a capo.


Learning how to use a capo is easy and can really increase the number of keys you can play comfortably.

15. Learn how to palm mute.


The palm mute is a great technique to add to your strumming patterns.

16. Learn how to left-hand mute.


The left-hand mute can add a lot of spice to your strumming.

17. Increase your practice time.


There is no other way to get better at the guitar than to practice. As a general rule, the more you practice, the better you will become.

18. Improve your technique.


Work on improving your technique on the guitar. Remove string buzzing from poorly fingered chords, make sure you are hitting the right strings with your pick or fingers, learn to use the tip of your fingers to reach fret notes, etc.

19. Learn to read music.


Set yourself apart from the crowd of guitar players by learning how to read sheet music for the guitar.

20. Learn to read TAB.


If you learn to read tablature, you will find you have a much larger repertoire of music to play.

21. Learn to read Nashville Number charts.


Nashville Number charts are one more method musicians use to share music. If you’re not already familiar with them, summer is a great time to learn.

22. Learn a new strumming pattern.


Don’t be stuck with using only a couple of strumming patterns. There are so many possibilities.

23. Learn to fingerpick.