Katarina

Recommended minutes to practice: 5 minutes a day

What to practice: This week you have two songs to practice. You Are My Sunshine and When The Saints Go Marching In. Lastly, I will want to hear you play a G chord next week.

How to practice it most effectively: When you play these songs, sing the words along with it. This will help with rhythm and accuracy of notes. For the G chord just get familiar with the shape and the try switching between C and G if you feel up to it.

How parents can help: If you ask to hear the songs as well as the chord we are working on I think it would help Katarina focus and give her a goal.

 

Ada

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 minutes a day

What to practice: Keep working on the chords for Good 4 U. Also see if you can remember Country Roads, it will be a good exercise, however next week I will be bringing in the sheet music. Lastly, I want to hear your C major scale next week, we will continue working on different patterns.

How to practice it most effectively: If you can play your scales along with a metronome. Once we are in person we will be doing that together. Also, listen to Country Roads and try to play along, this will develop your ear.

 

Van

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day

What to practice: Continue to practice the strumming pattern from Book 2 and switch between Am and Em. Listen to Wish You Were Here and maybe try to play along with the intro once you have it down. Keep working on Black Dog until it’s perfect and lastly work on playing one string switching between thumb and index finger.

How to practice it most effectively: Practicing with a metronome is ideal for the strumming pattern, as well as counting out loud while you strum. Play Black Dog slowly and see if you can identify spots where you struggle and try to see if you can fix them.

 

Jayden

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day

What to practice: Read over World Beat in the Hal Leonard Book. We’ll be doing more sight reading in the future. Also practice switching between Am and Em. Thirdly, practice Seven Nation Army using power chords, and lastly practice those first few notes from Black Dog.

How to practice it most effectively: Switch between the chords Am and Em slowly and try to move your fingers as little as possible instead of having them fly all over the place. If you can count the beats out loud while you read World Beat.

 

Simon

Recommended minutes to practice: 20 minutes a day

What to practice: Play along with House of The Rising Sun and get the picking pattern solid. Work on the Fly Me To The Moon chords and try to lift the melody by ear. For next lesson try and see if you have the Hal Leonard Book 1, also take a listen to Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen.

How to practice it most effectively: Playing along with The Animals will help a lot with perfecting the pattern, you could also try recording yourself on your phone.  Listen back and you will definitely hear what you need to fix. For learning the melody to Fly Me To The Moon, just listen to a phrase at a time and then try and play it back, the melody is pretty scalar so it shouldn’t be too hard to pick up.

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