Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day

What to practice: Keep working on your scales, you’re definitely making progress. Also keep working on that Ed Sheeran tune, I want to play it in person soon. Work through some review sections in your Hal Leonard Book and we will keep doing some sight reading at the beginning of lessons. 

How to practice it most effectively: This week try to play your C major scale along with a metronome, I think you know them well enough to try to start playing them in time.



Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day

What to practice: Try practicing your D major scale in thirds. Also practice the chord progression for Good 4 U. Lastly, take a listen to Ella Fitzgerald’s and Louis Armstrong’s version of Dream A  Little Dream of Me.

How to practice it most effectively: Use a metronome with your C and D major scales, go slower than you think you need to so you perfect both. Switch between chords for Good 4 U very slowly and try to move your fingers as little as possible.



Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day

What to practice: Practice your C major scale in thirds, your sister can help you get this down. Keep playing the chords to One Love, and we took a look at the melody. 

How to practice it most effectively: Remember to count out loud when doing the strumming pattern for One Love, the chords are on 2 and 4 not 1 and 3. Try to sing the words while you play the melody.


Isaac Smith

Recommended minutes to practice: 20 minutes a day

What to practice: Play along with Stand By Me, try to play along with the whole thing. As well as play along with Pink Floyd’s Wish you were here. Try to pretend it’s a performance and you can’t stop until the song is done. Lastly, work on those triads, take it slow and make sure it’s perfect.

How to practice it most effectively: Again, playing along with the tracks will help you get a better time feel with your strumming as well as understand what it takes to play through a whole tune. The solo is coming along really well. Practice the triads ridiculously slowly, 5 minutes of slow correct practice is better than 30 minutes of fast practicing that is incorrect.



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