Hello, I’m new to this community and I apologize for not making a proper introduction. This issue is killing me:
I am trying to teach myself how to play the guitar, and everyday I drill the same exercises for hours hoping that it’s going to be slightly easier the next day, but it never is and it’s surprising to me how my fingers manage to forget (after steadily increasing the tempo by 1 bpm over the course of an hour) how to play the lick that I just had managed to increase the tempo by over 50 bpm. Is this normal? I’ve seen people using this method supposedly being able to pick up from about 10-15 bpm less than what they reached in the next day, but I have to start it all over again, 50 bpm slower than where I was after finishing the previous day. I am quite good at learning motor skills at everything else, but the guitar is being exceptional at destroying me.
I wonder if I should change how I practice, but so far nothing has been effective. I tried spaced and random practice as opposed to blocked practice, but to no avail.
Do you guys have any idea how I could address this issue? All I want is for the practice to stick just a little bit so I don’t feel like I’m wasting hours of practice everyday to not improve at all.
Thanks in advance!