Jack

What to practice: Guitar tuning and Demons/Imagine Dragons

How to practice it most effectively: Try matching the sound of your guitar to the sound of another guitar, or piano keyboard. Go string by string, adjusting the pitch up and down, let your ears guide you. Start checking out your song as well if you get a chance.

How parents can support practice: If you get the chance to play guitar with Jack, trying getting tuned up by ear could be a fun exercise, he has his song as well to start checking out. Have fun!

Jett

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 min/day

What to practice: Arms Around You

How to practice it most effectively: See if you can get access to a “metronome” for practice this week. (This is a tool for music practice that will be helpful moving forward, you can either purchase a handheld device from a music store such as Long & Mcquade, or they are available as “apps” or on the web.

How parents can support practice: If you can help Jett get access to a “metronome” this week, that would be great. It’s a useful tool for practicing musical timing that he’ll be able to practice with and get lots of use out of. I’ll check in on this next week and let me know if you have any questions, thank you!

Hythem

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 min / 4 times a week

What to practice: Drag Me Down

How to practice it most effectively: Go through the notes in the first cell, see if you can play just once per note, without repeating any or starting over – then try this excercise for the other cells, we’ll look at putting them together next week!

How parents can support practice: Encourage Hythem to pick up the guitar for a few minutes each day, and his practice will continue to pay off. Thanks!

Griffin

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 min/day

What to practice: Triads in Major and Minor

How to practice it most effectively: Use the top 3 strings (E, B, and G) Go through 3 note chords in major and minor, starting with C and going through the circle of fourths (C, F, Bb, Ab, you can stop at Ab).

How parents can support practice: Encourage Griffin to continue spending a bit of time each day on the instrument, his practice will continue to pay off!

Have a good week everyone!

Trevor

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