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Assignments for the Week of Dec 1-7

Hi everyone, Here are your assignments for this week: Will Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day What to practice: Practice playing page 3 of Tom Sawyer starting two bars before where it says “Chorus.” How to practice it most effectively: Focus on the transitions in this section. Practice it slowly enough that you can connect each bar to [...]

2022-12-01T22:20:07-05:00December 1st, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of Nov 24-30

Hi everyone, Here are your assignments for this week: Caroline Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 minutes per day What to practice: Practice playing the two main beats from “When September Ends” by Green Day. How to practice it most effectively: Practice these beats slowly at first to make sure that you’ve got all the notes in the right spots. In [...]

2022-11-25T00:31:07-05:00November 25th, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of Nov. 19-23

Hi everyone, Here are your assignments for this week: Elliot Recommended minutes to practice: 15-20 minutes per day What to practice: Practice playing all the way through Black Dog using the sheet music available here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10YGpSqgr9Z2SExyhXz7k1evG3C0t2VEc?usp=share_link How to practice it most effectively: You’ve done really great work with this song! The last step is to try to put it all [...]

2022-11-20T18:25:15-05:00November 20th, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of Nov. 10-16

Hi everyone, Here are your assignments for this week: Caroline Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 minutes per day What to practice: Practice playing “Seven Nation Army” all the way through with the recording of the song. How to practice it most effectively: Take time to remember the progression of the song. After the first Chorus, it repeats from the beginning. [...]

2022-11-10T22:51:44-05:00November 10th, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of Nov. 3-9

Hi everyone, Here are your assignments for this week: Caroline Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 minutes per day What to practice: Practice the beat from “7 Years” as well as the one from “Seven Nation Army” How to practice it most effectively: Take it slow with the beat from “7 Years.” This beat is considerably more difficult than anything else [...]

2022-11-03T22:26:51-04:00November 3rd, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of Oct. 20-26

Hi everyone, Just a reminder that I will be away next Thursday, Oct 27. I have arranged a substitute teacher and I will fill them in on what each of you is working on. Here are your assignments for this week: Will Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day What to practice: Review the beginning of Tom Sawyer (up [...]

2022-10-20T21:08:52-04:00October 20th, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of Oct 13-19

Hi everyone, Here are your assignments for this week: Will Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day What to practice: Review the notes I gave you from our lesson on xylophone and keep working on Tom Sawyer. How to practice it most effectively: Remember the things we talked about with half steps and whole steps moving up the keyboard. [...]

2022-10-13T20:59:08-04:00October 13th, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of Oct 6-12

Hi everyone, Here are your assignments for this week: Will Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day What to practice: Practice the ending of Tom Sawyer from where it says “Verse” on page 4 to the end of page 5. How to practice it most effectively: Focus this week on the 7/8 section toward the end of page 4. [...]

2022-10-06T22:37:33-04:00October 6th, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of Sept 29 – Oct 5

Hi everyone, Here are your assignments for this week: Will Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day What to practice: Practice the ending of Tom Sawyer from where it says “Verse” on page 4 to the end of page 5. How to practice it most effectively: As always, focus on the fills and transition points in the song. Don’t [...]

2022-09-30T00:12:26-04:00September 30th, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of Sept 22-28

Hi everyone, Here are your assignments for this week: Elliot Recommended minutes to practice: 15-20 minutes per day What to practice: Practice #7-12 on the “Lessons 6” page and begin working on the beginning of “Black Dog” by Led Zeppelin. How to practice it most effectively: With the half-measure patterns in Lesson 6, focus on keeping a steady pulse on [...]

2022-09-22T20:53:10-04:00September 22nd, 2022|
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