Title

The Optimal Length And Frequency Of Practice In Mastering The Guitar

Author(s)

Jake Breland

School Name

Chapin High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology and Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

This study will attempt to draw a correlation between frequency of practice session and progress made playing guitar. For this project, a survey will be issued to the existing beginner guitar class at Chapin High School to discover existing practice habits and experience for potential participants. Each participant will be given a song and a practice schedule to follow for a week. They will all be given a song of the same difficulty but will receive a practice schedule that varies in frequency of practice session. After a week, participants will play the song assigned and progress will be measured based on how well they perform. Preliminary survey results suggest that more experienced participants practice longer and more frequent than less experienced guitarists. Results of this study are important because it will allow newer guitarists to know the practice schedule which will yield optimal results. Not only would these results assist new guitarists, but it would also allow guitar teachers to combine already confirmed techniques with a practice schedule that they know will be effective for their students.

Location

Owens 109

Start Date

4-16-2016 8:45 AM

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 8:45 AM

The Optimal Length And Frequency Of Practice In Mastering The Guitar

Owens 109

This study will attempt to draw a correlation between frequency of practice session and progress made playing guitar. For this project, a survey will be issued to the existing beginner guitar class at Chapin High School to discover existing practice habits and experience for potential participants. Each participant will be given a song and a practice schedule to follow for a week. They will all be given a song of the same difficulty but will receive a practice schedule that varies in frequency of practice session. After a week, participants will play the song assigned and progress will be measured based on how well they perform. Preliminary survey results suggest that more experienced participants practice longer and more frequent than less experienced guitarists. Results of this study are important because it will allow newer guitarists to know the practice schedule which will yield optimal results. Not only would these results assist new guitarists, but it would also allow guitar teachers to combine already confirmed techniques with a practice schedule that they know will be effective for their students.