Andrea

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day

What to practice: Work on the strumming pattern switching from Am to Em. Secondly, work on getting those other two strings to ring out when playing Thinking Out Loud. Lastly, try playing seven nation army with power chords.

How to practice it most effectively: Again practice everything really slow, even slower than you think and try to keep your shoulder and hand relaxed. Playing along with seven nation army will help you play the song in time.\

 

Clara

recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day

What to practice: Try to play along with Good 4 u. I would recommend either singing along while you play the chords or slowing down the youtube video and playing along. Try to play D major in thirds, you’ll be able to figure it out.  

How to practice it most effectively: Practice everything slowly, the chords switch really fast in Good 4 U, so that will take some work, just start by slowly switching chords and eventually you’ll build up speed.

 

Killian

recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day

What to practice: For Stand By Me, try switching between the F and G. This is the only spot that needs some work. Practice the strumming patter for one love and next week we’ll focus on the melody. Also practice the new chords we learned Bb and Eb. If you have time try to play the C major scale in thirds.

How to practice it most effectively: When playing one love, count out loud to make sure you’re playing on 2 and 4. To transition between F and G you’ll have to practice this really slowly, repetition is key.

 

Eamon

recommended minutes to practice: 20 minutes a day

What to practice: Try and learn the melody for The House Of The Rising Sun. Also work on that pentatonic pattern using rest strokes. Keep playing Don’t Stop Me Now.

How to practice it most effectively: Really try to play that scale pattern with a metronome, time is the most important thing when playing. 

 

Isaac Smith

recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day

What to practice: Work on extended C major scale and playing the fluidly, you can try to apply the same fingering to the F major scale. Secondly, work on doing the bass to chords with your thumb, I know it’s easy and you can do it already but put a metronome on and try to get it really consistent. Also try to sing Wish You Were Here and play through the whole tune.

How to practice it most effectively: As I said before do all of this with a metronome and practice slower than you think you need too. You can also work on those triads in second position.

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