CGC 078 : Practice Routines

//CGC 078 : Practice Routines

CGC 078 : Practice Routines

Practice Routines can be a powerful tool to improve your playing. Not only do they keep you focused and on track but they also allow you to progress in a structured way.

In this episode I discuss some of the elements that go into a good practice routine and announce the publication of 20 Practice Routines for Classical Guitar


2018-11-04T17:52:24+00:0010 Comments


  1. Lawrence November 4, 2018 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    amazing advice and tips on practising on art of guitar playing

  2. David simkin November 5, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Are these practice routines free to members please?


  3. Donna Zitzelberger November 5, 2018 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Hi David,

    All the routines are part of our membership, available in downloadable PDF form.


  4. Connie November 5, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    This was very helpful to me as I started practice routine #1 today. It was harder than I expected and in spite of my having practiced diligently and carefully up to this point, I found several places that really need work.

  5. Ken pendleton November 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Has my membership expired? If not when is my renewal;?

  6. Martha November 15, 2018 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I am looking forward to learning about the Bach Cello Suites from Dr. Jacques Lee Woods during Summer School. Today I started seriously working on the Allemande, Suite #1 in hopes of having a coaching opportunity with him in June. I assume that several of the participants are working on the Prelude and this will give a little variety.

  7. joannes van schouten December 5, 2018 at 9:35 am - Reply

    always good to listen to your podcasts – never a dull moment- great advise as always

  8. […] and the origins of this edition of the 20 Practice Routines, please check out Simon’s podcast here. Simon has started up a private Facebook study group, which you are welcome to join. You can post […]

  9. Harvey December 9, 2018 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    Hi Simon,
    This sounds like a fun and creative challenge. I don’t however know which routine book to buy. I am assuming book 3. What are your thoughts. At out lessons last year I played the David Russel Loch Lomand and Preludio de Adios. What are your thoughts.


    • Dave Belcher December 10, 2018 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      Hi Harvey! Hope you’re doing well. Yes, I think book 3 (Routines XI-XVI) would be a pretty good fit, though it will have some challenges (which is good!). What sort of technical exercises are you using currently?


      Dave B (CGC team)

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