Here is another Friday 10-second tip for you to enjoy…
It’s all about igniting your creative flame by:
Practising in different environments
If you’re like me, you probably practise your guitar in the same room…
Sitting in the same chair and with the same view out of the same window.
If so, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
In fact, this sort of consistency is good (especially when it comes to sitting in the same chair and using the same leg support or footstool if you use one).
…But every now and then it’s fun to change things up.
For instance, you can practise in your garden, take your guitar on holiday, or go to the woods, park, or beach to play, etc.
Just picture playing guitar in the heart of nature and immersing yourself in an environment that has inspired countless artists throughout history.
The rustling of leaves, the chirping of birds, and the flowing of water as your backdrop.
On the flip side of nature, you can sit in a park in the heart of a city and enjoy the hustle and bustle of urban life.
The honking of horns and the chatter of people.
All this can be inspiring.
I remember jamming on a campsite years ago.
The campsite was overlooking the sea.
I loved it.
It was like the waves were my conductor giving my playing some of the ocean’s raw organic energy.
It’s hard to describe really, but inspiration like this can be like flipping a switch in your playing.
…And it can help break a routine while giving you a fresh perspective on your playing.
So, the next time you need a little inspiration, give it a go.
Grab your guitar and go play somewhere.
It doesn’t have to be a big deal either – just sitting in your back garden and jamming a few tunes to start with can be a wonderful feeling.
Anyway, I hope this was helpful.
To learn more about what to practise to make faster progress, including how to get the In Focus course (which is the most powerful course I have ever filmed in my opinion), you might want to check this out:
In case you’ve wondered, the Academy is not for super advanced players, nor is it for those who focus on jazz, heavy metal or anything like that.
…But if you love fingerpicking, strumming, blues, pop, and acoustic rock, and you’re a beginner or intermediate guitarist, you will get a wealth of benefits from it.
Enjoy your Friday and keep being inspired…
P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.