The 80/20 Rule And Guitar Practice

Screen shot 2010-08-07 at 1.56.27 PMHow does the Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) apply to learning guitar? The principle applies extremely well and is about learning to focus your time in the right areas to for maximum results. Let me clarify. Playing guitar and learning guitar are not to be confused. When you play guitar you are performing. A performance is about playing what you can already play. Performance is good for keeping the skills you have in shape but will not improve your guitar playing. To improve you need to practice.

Let’s define practice. PRACTICE is about working on a skill or song for the sake of improvement. The amount of practice you do will effect how much you improve but the quality of your practice can have an even greater effect. By focusing your practice efforts on the areas that will make the biggest difference to your playing you will progress faster. The 80/20 rule in this case suggests that 20% of your practice will result in 80% of your progress. Find the 20% and your guitar playing will improve potentially many times faster.

Learning guitar is ultimately about focusing on the areas that will make the biggest difference. To learn how to focus and apply the 80/20 rule to your guitar I suggest checking out the G4 GUITAR METHOD as it was designed with the 80/20 Rule in mind. For more information be sure to visit


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