Hello, it was so nice to meet everyone this week and hear you all play. This year will be really fun and I can’t wait to see you all improve!

 

Andrea

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day

What to practice: Next week I want to hear your C major scale with the metronome. I also want to hear you play and switch between C, G, and F. Also get comfortable picking those two notes with the thumb and index finger. 

How to practice it most effectively: Play the scales really slow and very quiet. This will help with your tone and control on the instrument, and don’t go over 60bpm on the metronome.

 

Clara

Recommended minutes to practice: 30 minutes a day

What to practice: Work on the triplet strumming pattern we talked about, as well as play the first few notes of the C major scale we learned, C D E. 

How to practice it most effectively: Do the triplets really slowly and add a metronome one beat one of each triplet to help with consistency. Just have fun with the C major scale notes and play a few little melodies. 

 

Killian

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day

What to practice: I want you to practice the strumming pattern I got you to write down, you can mix up the chords you use but try and make the strumming pattern consistent.

How to practice it most effectively: Slowing down is key, make sure you can hear each note and the tone is good.

 

Eliana 

Recommended minutes to practice: 60 minutes a day

What to practice: I want you to transcribe the bass line and/or chords to Ben King’s Stand By Me. As well as warm up before you start playing with the some Major scales in whatever key you want as well as the Mixolydian scale which is 1-2-3-4-5-6-b7. As well as play major triads in two octaves. Other than that maybe explore some of the songs you did before and jam out. I didn’t mention this in lesson but maybe start a practice journal, this will help focus your practice and give it direction. 

How to practice it most effectively: Use a metronome and play everything as quietly as possible, this helps with control and tone. After you do that a few times you can rock out and play everything really loud. 

 

Isaac

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day

What to practice: Revisit Wish You Were Here and play along with the recording. Practice switching between A and F# and A and F#min. Also if you have time play the major scale in any key you want, but using the fingering we talked about. 

How to practice it most effectively: For switching chords use the technique I showed you using the metronome and waiting 4 beats to switch chords. Make sure you play the major scaled quietly and with good tone. Also keep on writing man it sounds great!

 

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