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Homework May 15

Daniel - Work on the Star Wars melody. Use your ear and try to play the melody with the correct rhythm. 10mins a day   Carson - Try to memorize Dust in the Wind. It will really help you play it better. 15mins a day   Lili - Try to play a little less harshly. Play slowly and try to [...]

2018-05-16T09:39:02-04:00May 16th, 2018|

May 1 homework

Daniel - Work on Ode to Joy with the chord voicings I added on beat one of each measure. 5-10mins a day or as much as you can! Carson- Sorry I missed you, see you next week Lili - Scales and Arpeggios song. Practice slowly and with the recording if you can. 15mins a day or as much as you [...]

2018-05-02T14:04:05-04:00May 2nd, 2018|

April 17 homework

Daniel - go back and work on the C major scale so that it's more familiar. This should help you play other melodies we've been working on. 10 mins a day or more.   Carson - Moving on to the next part in Dust in the wind. Watch out for melody notes on different strings. 20mins a day or more [...]

2021-09-06T02:47:11-04:00April 18th, 2018|

Homework April 3

Daniel Keep working on identifying notes. Try to memorize pieces so you're not preoccupied too much. Try to practice at least 15mins a day. More if you can!   Carson Dust in the wind. Really coming along. Try to practice slowly and with a metronome. Start over if you make a mistake. Isolate trouble spots Practice for 30mins a day. [...]

2018-04-09T10:17:08-04:00April 9th, 2018|

Homework March 27th

Daniel - Now that we've learned notes in different neck locations/positions, be sure that you're playing notes in the correct octave. An E at the bottom of the staff is a different note than E at the top of the staff. Continue with Aura Lee   Lili - Keep working on Pirates using the correct fingerings. Also work on Thinking [...]

2018-03-28T09:31:31-04:00March 28th, 2018|

March 6th Homework

Daniel - Sorry I missed you, please continue with work from the previous lesson.   Carson - Finger picking sounds great. Try to play more in time using a metronome. Start working on that other song we started and we'll look into it more next time   Lily - Sorry I missed you, please continue with work from the previous lesson. [...]

2018-03-07T10:17:39-05:00March 7th, 2018|

Homework – Nov 28

Carson - Check out some of that theory stuff. Try to apply it to the instrument. If you're interested in theory, there are some books on my teacher page that may interest you. We could work through them together. Lili - Keep working on those Christmas songs and When You Wish Upon a Star. SLOW DOWN AND PLAY IT PROPERLY. [...]

2017-11-30T14:05:26-05:00November 30th, 2017|

Nov 20th Homework

Carson - Check out those scales and finger exercises. They'll help with all aspects of playing   Lili - Jingle Bell Rock. Play SLOWLY and in time. Try to stay focused. There's no point in playing at all if you're not playing properly.   Sacha - Keep working on the Mario theme and try to memorize it   Daniel - [...]

2017-11-23T14:01:59-05:00November 23rd, 2017|

Homework – Nov. 14

Carson - Priority is the finger-dexterity exercises I showed you. These will be slow and possibly frustrating/tedious at times, but are very important and rewarding. You can also work on the song we learned. Remember to make sure those chord voicings are nice and clear.   Lili - Jingle Bell Rock and the scale (C major) used. Get familiar with [...]

2017-11-15T10:44:43-05:00November 15th, 2017|

Homework – Oct. 31

Sam - Look at those triad positions we talked about. Try the 'scale tone' triads by moving the  shapes up the neck. Also work on the chord melody we put together.   Carson - Please memorize the notes in the key of C up to the third string. Also work on the song you picked. Keep looking up new music [...]

2017-11-02T14:19:50-04:00November 1st, 2017|
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