Hi Everyone,

Here are your assignments for this week:

Hugo

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 min/day

What to practice: Stairway To Heaven (Solo)

How to practice it most effectively: Look at one part at a time, and aim to play through the notes in that part without stopping. Once you can play through one part consistently, aim to play through 2 parts at the same time and start building it up from there.

Jack

Recommended minutes to practice: 5 min/day

What to practice: Monster by Skillet

How to practice it most effectively: Try the “power chord” we learned in class, the beginning of the song is this chord 3 times.

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

Jett

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 min/day

What to practice: I’m So Tired

How to practice it most effectively: Take one section at a time and play it “super slow” 3 times before moving on. Once you’ve played through each section like this, try playing through the sections all together.

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

Hythem

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 min/day

What to practice: We’re Not Gonna Take It

How to practice it most effectively: Take one part at a time, try playing one part slow 3 times before moving on to the next. Then try putting each part together and playing through.

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

Ian

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 min/day

What to practice: 1. Descending E minor pentatonic with pull-offs 2. Fingerpicking 3. Improvising/Composing with scales/chords

How to practice it most effectively: Go through E minor pentatonic, try coming up with different patterns using these notes. Try playing a blues using E, A, and B chords and then mixing it up with E minor pentatonic. For the fingerpicking note that the pattern we looked at uses an alternating bass figure (thumb) and that index and middle fingers stay on the G string and B string respectively.

Aria

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 min/day

What to practice: In Hal Leonard Book #5, 7 & 8

How to practice it most effectively: Use #5 as a warmup, play along with a metronome at 70. Then try the same thing with #7. For #8, start by looking at the notes (where to play on guitar) and rhythms (say the counting and figure out which beat to play on). Then try this one with the metronome as well at 70. Check out the next part to rolling in the deep as well.

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

Have a good week everyone!

Trevor

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