If you're at all serious about learning to play the guitar, you'll already know the secret to advancing your skills.Practice, practice, practice.
Saying it is actually easier said than done. You need to, first of all, make the time, and you also need to come up with a suitable practice routine, that will develop your guitar skills.
As a rule of thumb, if you have X amount of time to practice, it's a good idea to split up your practice session like this:
- 1/3 devoted to technical aspects of playing guitar and scales. This gets you practicing and refining things you have already learned.
- 1/3 devoted to using your knowledge to play and make music, along with a backing track for example. This is the fun part 🙂
- 1/3 devoted to learning new stuff. This is where you advance as a guitarist/musician.
Each part of this general practice routine is important, but it is still just that, pretty general.