Good morning, I think I summarized it pretty well in the question, however, I mean exactly that "push" that a beginner must have, something that avoids excessive stumbles in their learning, of course I know perfectly well that everything is worked and results are obtained with effort and determination and that there will always be bad days, but I think it would be great to have this information in question, different opinions, nourish more and better my knowledge in this wonderful world. Thank you very much in advance.
Keep a practice book. In it goes:
- A log of your practice sessions, with what you practiced, where you think you did well, and where you need more work. Example: "20 minutes of major scales, by 4ths, at 120 BPM. Needs more work at this speed before going faster.
- Notes about where you left off in an instructional book: "Up to page 22 of the intro book. Working on the exercise at the top of the page. Need to ask the teacher about the 4th measure."
- Notes on things you want to refer back to, such as chord diagrams, progressions, etc.
- Lists of tunes you've heard that you want to learn.
- If you are taking lessons, then notes from those lessons. What did your teacher show you, what are you supposed to be practicing?
- Anything else you don't want to forget.
Practice time is probably our most valuable commodity when learning music, so using it more effectively is a big deal. A practice book can make practice much more effective.