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Five Ways to Make Guitar Practice Fun

Guitar practice can be a drag, but it doesn’t have to be. Guitar instructor Robert Baker has come up with five ways you can make guitar practice fun and more rewarding.

His tips include using melodic ideas, playing in a new area of the neck and—a very cool idea—using a drone track for scale practice. Check out the video below for the full list and instruction. Robert has also offered tab for this lesson, which you can get right here.

Check out Robert's YouTube channel for more of his videos.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.