Cormac;

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day

What to practice:
all the chords for “Help” in order with the right amount of strums per chord

How to practice it most effectively: practice singing or saying the words while playing it

How parents can support practice: sit with Cormac and while he plays, sing or say the words to the song

Sam;


Recommended minutes to practice; 30 minutes a day

What to practice: “African Bass Line”, Cuban Bass Line”

How to practice it most effectively: pay attention to the rhythms, make sure Sam is observing the syncopation, particularly the rests.

How parents can support practice: have Sam play the lines for you and check to see he is playing it correctly.

Simon;

Recommended minutes to practice; 30 minutes a day

What to practice: “Bloody Well Right”, solo and song, first parts of “Goodbye Stranger”

How to practice it most effectively: practice along with the original recording

How parents can support practice: have Simon play the songs for you along to the original recording

Felix;

Recommended minutes to practice; 30 minutes a day

What to practice: work on the soloing concepts we have been discussing.

How to practice it most effectively: review the lines we came up with and review the Charlie Christian material.

How parents can support practice: allow Felix the time and space to sit with his guitar and explore the soloing and improvising concepts.

Kiran;

Recommended minutes to practice; 15 minutes a day

What to practice: string bending, rock riffs, “Highway To Hell” and Back In Black”

How to practice it most effectively: practice along with the original recordings

How parents can support practice: make sure that Kiran has a set time and place to practice everyday

Josh;

Recommended minutes to practice; 30 minutes a day

What to practice: -funk strumming and string muting patterns

How to practice it most effectively: remember to mute all strings you don’t mean to play and use an up and down strumming motion.

How parents can support practice: N/A. Josh is a self starter and is doing very well.

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