Here is this week’s homework:
This week we worked on getting a strum pattern together on “Africa”. This is for the chorus in particular. I want him to practice this strum pattern over the chords while trying to switch. The strum pattern goes: D UDUDU. D for downstroke. U for upstroke. Kiran can practice this along with the recording as well. This way he will get a good sense of the time and groove.
Important: It would be great if Kiran could get a binder for his music papers and notes. The guitar book is starting to get really messy and papers are being lost or forgotten.
This week we added a strum pattern to “Ahead by a century. We focus a lot of rhythm regarding the fact that the guitar grooves are happening off the beat. Koel should practice strumming these chords along with the music and get a sense for the rhythms.
Important: It would be great if Koel could get a binder for his music papers and notes. The guitar book is starting to get really messy and papers are being lost or forgotten.
This week we covered a lot of ground regarding notes and reading music. We focused mainly on playing notes on the e string all the way from E (open string) to E (12th fret) using the following notes: E, F, G, A, B, C, D, E. Luca should practice playing these notes up the string while saying which notes he is on as he plays it. This is very important in order to break away from numerical systems and shapes that come with the guitar.
Have a great week everyone!