How to Change Bad Habits in Playing the Guitar
In the course of learning to play the guitar, many people develop bad habits which are
disturbing and inappropriate to people. These bad habits are easy to overcome once the person
realizes that he has them and becomes familiar with the proper way to play the guitar. Here are
some easy steps to follow that will help overcome those bad habits.
1. The person must realize his weak points. This will help him easily identify the habits that are
causing him difficulties when learning to play the guitar.
2. It is suggested that the person stop playing the songs or music where his bad practices
usually show up. One suggestion is to go back to the basics of playing the guitar. It may take
months to remove the bad habits but by practicing the correct way, the person will be able to
3. Once realizing the bad habits that were developed, the next step is to analyze how he got to
that point. It will help him analyze what he was doing improperly that led to acquisition of the
5. The person should take a step to reverse the bad habits and one way to do this is to analyze
the reason he developed the habits in the first place. Once he becomes aware of the bad habits,
he can perform alternative behavior to replace the bad habits and go back to the basic
enjoyment of playing the guitar