Musicians, what concepts are you working on? Here is my list. Feel free to download and mold to fit your needs. Practice Topics Summer 2014
On the last Sunday of 2013, my fiancée and I attended Christian Cultural Center to hear A.R. Bernard preach. In usual comprehensive and profound A.R. fashion, he began to talk about the Bible as a book of patterns and principles. While we Christians use the book as a guide to mold a successful life, I […]
Master Practice List (Aug 2012 – ) Finger Calisthenics | Start at 30 BPM (tempo range = 30 to 250) :: – Stretching exercises – Chromatic, other scalar and arpeggio exercises with picking and finger style ( Groupings, Jump Steps ) – Apply different rhythms and poly-rhythms – Run through JS Bach at least once per […]
When beginning to learn an instrument, you need to know how to effectively practice to produce results. This plays such a pivotal role for beginners and more advanced students for many reasons, including your ability to: Decide to keep playing the instrument Find what process is most effective for learning a concept Broaden musicality, vocabulary […]
In my previous post, Experiencing a Practicing Rut?, I wrote about action steps. I jotted out a brief plan for how I would approach ear training. Keep in mind, you can create multiple ones for your practice routine. Visually, this could help you see your goal picture better.
Have you asked yourself these questions lately? “How do I make practicing less boring?” “How can I make myself more motivated to follow a routine?” “What do I work on next?” “How do I know what to practice next?” “How do I not run through what I know?” “How do I find new concepts to […]