Folky Fridays

Folky Fridays #37 – How to make your Irish guitar practice more efficient in 2021

This year I want you to cut out the noodling daydreaming and general twiddlage which seems to afflict all guitarists, and become the very best Celtic guitarist you can be! With this in mind, in today’s free guitar lesson live stream I’ll be running you through my top tips for how to make your guitar practice time more productive. I’ll also be showing you some of my favourite exercises for ear training and quickly memorising music theory and demonstrating the Folk Friend Practice Diary, which will help you to focus in on what you need to do to achieve your guitar goals (along with containing loads of helpful diagrams and advice!).

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