It was nice meeting everyone today and I’m looking forward to a great year of music.

 

Augustin 

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 minutes a day

What to practice: For homework I just want two things next week. I want you to find an artist or song that you like (ask friends and family for suggestions, maybe you’ll find something new), also I want you to tell me what aspects of the song you like, maybe it’s the drums or the guitar or the lyrics. Also practice switching between the chords Am and Em which you already know. 

How to practice it most effectively: Slowing it down is best. Then steadily get faster switching between chords. Make sure to pluck every string to make sure the note is ringing out clearly. A effective way to find some new music would be to start with a band you already like and look up bands similar to that one.

How parents can help: One night before lessons maybe just ask to hear the transition from Am to Em. It’s okay if it’s not perfect as long as he tries. As well as maybe talk about some music you like and grew up listening to.

 

Lucien

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 minutes a day

What to practice: For homework I just want two things next week. I want you to find an artist or song that you like (ask friends and family for suggestions, maybe you’ll find something new), also I want you to tell me what aspects of the song you like, maybe it’s the drums or the guitar part of the lyrics. Also practice slowly strumming the Em chord with your thumb rather than your index finger. We will talk more about how to strum with your thumb next week. 

How to practice it most effectively: Start slow, make sure your hand is in the right position, with your fingers curled and your thumb on the back of the fret board. Make sure you hit the high E string when you strum and it comes out clearly. The key to all this is being relaxed. A effective way to find some new music would be to start with a band you already like and look up bands similar to that one.

How parents can help: One night before lessons maybe just ask to hear a clear E minor chord. It’s okay if it’s not perfect as long as he tries. As well as maybe talk about some music you like and grew up listening to.

 

 

 

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