Hi Everyone,

Here are your assignments for this week:

Declan

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 min/day , 5 days a week

What to practice:  Bass Line to “All Things You Are” ***Fill out your practice chart for the week  

How to practice it most effectively:  Go through the notes in a single bar until you can play them in rhythm, 3 times in a row. Then add the next bar, and keep going until you can play through the entire example.

How parents can support practice: Encouraging Declan to pick up the bass and work through his lesson materials is a great way to support practice at home. 

Lucien

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 min/day 

What to practice: Autumn Leaves (first 5 bars)

How to practice it most effectively: Go through your notes one phrase at a time, we’re looking at the first 3 phrases this week.   

How parents can support practice: Encourage Lucien to continue picking up the guitar to do practice for 10 min/day, at this point he will make great strides just by reviewing what he’s looked at in lesson week to week.  Also, asking questions and encouraging him to discuss what he’s learning about on guitar is a great way to further engage with lesson materials.

Griffin

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 min/day

What to practice: The Scientist

How to practice it most effectively:  Go through the counting to the first few phrases, and tap the rhythm on your leg. Then try playing the melody on guitar. 

How parents can support practice: Encouraging Griffin to spend a bit of time on the instrument each day is a great way to support practice.

Jayden

Recommended minutes to practice: 5 min/day

What to practice: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

How to practice it most effectively:   Count up how many frets until you get to the number of your note, play the note by pushing down with your left hand on the “frets” of the guitar, try to play as close as you can to the right side of the fret. Pull down on the string with your thumb in your right hand to make a sound.

How parents can support practice: Encourage Jayden to spend a few minutes each day reviewing what he learned in lesson.

Augustine

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 min/day 

What to practice: Shake It Off - Chorus 

How to practice it most effectively:  Go through your new notes, look at the tablature for any that are unfamiliar, do your best and we’ll look at this more next time.

How parents can support practice: Encouraging Augustine to continue spending a bit of time each day on the guitar is a great way to support practice.

Leah

Recommended minutes to practice: 5 min/day

What to practice: Note Names on the E string (1 min) , Melody to ”Mean” (2 min), Chords to ”Mean” (2 min)

How to practice it most effectively: 
Note names - say the letter names aloud as you play your notes
Melody - review the notes on guitar, as far as you can get into the song, we’ll look at this more next time
Chords - Play through your song booklet, we’ll look at this more next time   

How parents can support practice: Encouraging Leah to spend a few minutes on guitar each day is a great way to support practice.

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