Weekly Warm Up No. 73
I included a shot from this week’s practice log. It’s a series of notes I jotted down while listening to a practice session I recorded.
Do you ever record your practice sessions and listen back to them?
If not, it’s great way to get a better perspective on what you’re doing, or not doing, over the course of your time on the guitar.
Warning—you might be surprised what you uncover. In the course of my listening to three days of practice from earlier in the week, I found I wasn’t actually making the changes I was thinking about with each repetition. I was repeating the same mistake over and over and over….insert facepalm .
It then made sense to me why that the tricky passage I was focused on was not improving. When I actually slowed down and made the adjustments I was intending to create, my playing of that specific passage improved.
So, this week I’m giving you a challenge
- Record your warm up and listen to it the following day.
What do you notice? Can you identify areas during this time that are “working?” Did you discover that needs to be improved?
If you’re feeling brave, share with me something you uncovered about your playing by listening back to your warm up.
Quarter note set @ 80 BPM
Right Hand Arpeggios:
(Based on this A Major Chord Progression )
- Pimi aimi
- Pmim amim
- Paia maia
Left Hand Slurs: (ascending & descending)
Based on the Major Pattern Outlined Below (in the key of C)