ギター上達法【弱点克服】/ Guitar Practice Focusing on Difficult Parts

ギター上達法【弱点克服】/ Guitar Practice Focusing on Difficult Parts

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弾けないところを重点的に反復練習して、 曲全体を一定のリズムで弾けるように練習しましょう。































🟦 スマホやPCなどで録音



🟦 録音して聞き直す




🟦 メトロノームを使う



  •      弾けないところを小さな単位、1小節や、1フレーズなどに分けて練習。
  •      メトロノームのテンポを遅く設定する。 難しいところで弾けるテンポに合わせ、何度も繰り返す。
  •      慣れてきたら徐々にメトロノームのテンポを上げていく。
  •      目標のテンポで弾けるようになるまで繰り返す。






  •   右左両足を交互に使いリズムを取るのがオススメ。
  •    1本の足で、ケンケンでリズムを取るのは困難。
  •    両足で、一定のリズムを取って歩くのは容易ですよね?














In this article, we will discuss one of the essential methods for improving guitar performance: “Focused Practice on the Parts You Cannot Play”.

Focused Practice on the Parts You Cannot Play

When practicing the guitar, we tend to repeat only the parts we can play.

In order to increase the effectiveness of your practice, find the areas you cannot play and focus your practice on those areas to overcome your weak points.

When listening to a student’s performance, you may notice that the rhythm suddenly slows down or stumbles at a difficult part.

This is probably because they unconsciously try to gain time in the difficult parts.

However, this will destroy the rhythm of the piece.

Focus on the parts that are hard to play and practice repeatedly so that you can play the entire piece in a consistent rhythm.

The listener is unconsciously picking up and feeling the rhythm at the tempo at which you start playing.

If the rhythm breaks down at certain points, it will be very difficult to listen to.

If there is no rhythmic consistency throughout the piece, the flow of the music will be fragmented.

Music is an expression that develops within the repetition of a certain beat.

Keep the rhythm consistent with the tempo at which you first start playing.

Listeners do not care about playing mistakes as much as you think they do.

Mistakes in playing are not as obvious to the listener as you think they are, but rhythm is immediately perceived as incongruous.

We all have an instinctive sense of rhythm.

Constant beat is deeply related to the rhythms of life, such as heartbeat and breathing.

When we feel uncomfortable with rhythm, we feel psychologically anxious and stressed.

In the constant beat of the rhythm, we feel each sympathy and feeling for the music.

The Importance of Rhythm

Rhythm is the skeletal element of music.

Without solid rhythm, no matter how beautiful the chords and tones are, the music will be difficult to listen to.

On the other hand, if the rhythm is solid, the music will stand on its own, even if there are some mistakes or out-of-tune notes.

Specific practice methods

– Record with a smartphone or PC:

You do not need special equipment for recording. Use your smartphone’s voice recorder or video recorder to record your own performance.

– Record and listen to it again:

By recording and re-listening to your own performance, you will be able to identify areas that you cannot play and areas for improvement.

When listening to your recording, pay attention to pitch, rhythm, tone, expression, etc., and evaluate it objectively.

– Use a metronome:

A metronome helps you to play accurate rhythms, and it helps you to develop a sense of rhythm.

    * Practice the parts you cannot play by dividing them into smaller units, such as one measure or one phrase.

    * Set the metronome tempo slower. Set the tempo to a tempo you can play at the difficult parts and repeat it over and over again.

    * Gradually increase the metronome tempo as you get used to it.

    * Repeat until you can play at the target tempo.

Once you set the rhythm on the metronome, for now, memorize the rhythm by ticking it with your body rather than listening to it by ear.

* It is recommended to use both right and left feet alternately to get the rhythm.

* With one foot, it is difficult to keep rhythm with ken-ken.

* With both feet, it is easy to walk in a steady rhythm, right?

Today was about “practicing with emphasis on the parts you can’t play.

Let’s practice so that we can go through the whole song in a constant rhythm so that the listeners can immerse themselves in the music with ease.

See you next time.


ギター上達法【弱点克服】/ Guitar Practice Focusing on Difficult Parts
>Guitar Lessons, Performance / Contact    ギター教室 / ギターレッスン     Tel: 070-1402-6029 (Japan)   Email: guitarsho@yahoo.com

Guitar Lessons, Performance / Contact    ギター教室 / ギターレッスン     Tel: 070-1402-6029 (Japan)   Email: guitarsho@yahoo.com