Weekly Warm Up No. 69
In the past couple months I have rediscovered the difference between practicing and PRACTICING. There is a difference.
Here’s a quick rundown on the latter:
- Clearly defined deadlines
- Recording yourself and listening to what’s actually coming out the guitar
- Identifying and solving areas your frequently miss (based on recordings and practice sessions)
- Running pieces for human beings
- Consistently practicing
And just like that, I started to improve.
Questions you might be thinking:
Was it more work?
Did you find the solution to a problem area immediately?
A: No, and it gave me a reason to keep showing up.
So, how did you fix it?
A: I had to figure out was it a LH, RH, synchronization issue, bad fingering, or a combination of all the above. Some days it was really, really frustrating.
Why is playing for people important?
A: Here’s the short answer: There’s what you think you can do and then what you can actually do. Playing in front of people quickly shows you what you can do and what you need to work on. Also, bonus points if you record yourself performing in front of people. Yes, it’s more work but you get a chance to see what is actually happening.
Quarter note set @ 80 BPM.
Right Hand Arpeggios:
(Based on this A Major Chord Progression )
Left Hand Slurs:
Synchronization Drills: Single String
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