Hi Everyone,

Here are your assignments for this week:

Declan

Recommended minutes to practice: 5-10 min/day

What to practice: Yellow Submarine and Smells Like Teen Spirit with Technique adjustments.

How to practice it most effectively: Arched fingers, hand in one spot, and all fingers down when playing notes with your fourth finger (pinky)

How parents can support practice: Encourage Declan to find a time of the day that works for looking at lesson materials.

Lucien

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 min/day

What to practice: C major scale up and down

How to practice it most effectively: Take one note at a time, go both up and down the scale. Bonus – try saying the letter names along with the notes.

How parents can support practice: Encourage Lucien to continue picking up the guitar for a few minutes a day.

Griffin

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 min/day

What to practice: Dance Dance – with Palm Muting and the Metronome

How to practice it most effectively: Try the palm muting without the metronome at first. Then play along with the metronome, two clicks per note, start at 100bpm. See if you can slower and faster as well, try aiming for one note every 4 clicks and one note every click.

How parents can support practice: Encourage Griffin to continue picking up the guitar and taking a look at his lesson materials.

Jayden

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 min, every other day.

What to practice: Ex. #1 in Hal Leonard Book, start checking out Ex #2 if you finish #1!

How to practice it most effectively: Say the counting and play the notes, note that in Ex #1 all the notes start on beat 1, while in Ex #2

How parents can support practice: Encourage Jayden to pick up the guitar and take a look at his

Augustin

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 min/day

What to practice: Ghostbusters

How to practice it most effectively: First part – play short and long notes, make short notes really short, and long notes really long. Second part – take a look at the chords (two notes at once)

How parents can support practice: Encourage Augustin to keep up the practicing.

Have a good week everyone!

Trevor

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