Here's a powerful guitar practice session idea to implement if you're short on time.
It'll give you much more bang for your buck than noodling, keep you focused and making progress.
You can adapt this to be around either:
- Warm up exercise or learn a brand new riff, lick, idea for either 2, 4 or 8 mins. Use this time to be aware of correct posture and hand positions and always practice slower than your top speed. REST for 90secs.
- How much do you wanna push speed today? Pick a technique, start slow and get to work..8 repetitions with a few seconds rest in-between then increase between 2 and 10 bpm depending on what you're working on, making sure you are still playing cleanly and accurately... either 2, 4 or 8 mins. REST for 90secs.
- Fretboard/ Theory. Pick ONE: Pick a set of chords, scales, modes, triads or even memorise a single note in all the different positions all over the fretboard. either 2, 4 or 8 mins. REST for 90secs
- Laser focus on synchronising your 2 hands. Can be a riff, chord transition, scales and sequences... either 2, 4 or 8 mins. Pay attention to the hand positions, motions and optimise tension in each hand separately. Slowly at first and with spot-on accuracy! either 3, 5 or 10 mins then REST for 90secs.
- Just keep playing and having fun! Improvise, Riff out. Jam to a backing track, play a song! either 3, 5 or 10 mins
Take a quick break, then practice songs you're working on decide to stop for the day.
Have a good one!