What Do You Do for Practice?

I wrote GuitarCardio.com to help me with a problem of my own – I wanted faster and more accurate fingering, and as a secondary emphasis I wanted to increase my knowledge of scales.

But scale-based fingering drills are not the only thing I do to practice. I also work on songs, solos, and riffs that I find fun or challenging.

What I’m most interested in right now, though, is what you – the random web surfer or GuitarCardio.com user – do to improve your guitar skills. What keeps your practice sessions fresh? Do you always warm up with the same song? What’s the most useful thing you would share with a new player? If you’re a guitar teacher, what exercises do you recommend/assign to your students?

Leave your answers in the comments, and I’ll highlight popular exercises and variations on them in future posts.