Eamon

Recommended minutes to practice: 20 minutes a day

What to practice: We worked a lot on sight reading and Don’t Stop Me Now. Practice playing those chords along with the track. As for the solo really take your time with those bends and make sure every detail is perfect. Remember to have your fingers closer to the frets, this will give you a better sound.

How to practice it most effectively: Playing along with the track will always be helpful and as always play everything slowly. Bending the strings so much will probably hurt your fingers for a bit but it’s all part of the process.

 

Clara

Recommended minutes to practice: 20 minutes a day

What to practice: We worked on some scaled patterns in C and D. We also learned about triad patterns. Lastly we worked on the intro, chords, and melody for In My Life.

How to practice it most effectively: Practice all those scales in thirds and if you can use a metronome that would be even better. As for In My Life, just listen to the song a bunch and get it in your ears so we can use our ears to figure out the rest of the melody.

 

Killian

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day

What to practice: Keep working on the C major scaled in thirds up and down. Your sister will be able to help you if you need some. We also worked on the Avatar theme, try and have some of it memorized so we don’t need to look at the paper. I will try to write out the tab for you so you don’t have to use so much paper.

How to practice it most effectively: Go really slow with the scales and try to get the pattern into your muscle memory, the more you practice it the easier this will get.

 

Isaac

Recommended minutes to practice: 20 minutes a day

What to practice: Dust in the wind sounds great! Next week we will look at the chords for the rest of the song but for this week just focus on the intro. Secondly, we worked on that travis picking pattern, this one is tough but you’ll get it.

How to practice it most effectively: Make sure that you are doing the travis picking pattern slowly and correctly, what we’re trying to achieve is having that pattern in your muscle memory so you eventually don’t even have to think about it. 

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