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Goals

skills

HIGH QUALITY INSTRUCTION

PRACTICE DENSITY

MUSIC STRUCTURE

PLAY SONGS

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What can you find here ..

The steps to more productive practice time:

Specifically .. Define your Goals .. Identify Fundamental skills to learn .. Establish a practice session design .. visual charts to learn scales and chords at your fingertips .. Keep a notebook; a journal of your ideas, focus on rhythm, and learn some songs. These things get you started.

GOALS

Goals:  Anthing we practice implies we perform.  What do you want to perform?  Maybe a 12 Bar Blues.  A song.  Campfire songs.  Various forms forms of music span a wide set of skills.  So choose.  What type of music.  What techniques and skills are use in that type of music.  You can construct a practice routine that incorporates these goals, so you learn something specific, tangible, sequential.  Go to the GOALS TAB here to build out your GOALS definition.

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HIGH QUALITY INSTRUCTIONS

PDF PAGES THAT ARE EASY TO READ

PRACTICE DENSITY

HOW FOCUSED CAN YOU BE DURING THE 45 MIN; WHAT CAN YOU DO TO GUIDE AND STEADY THIS FOCUS.

MUSIC STRUCTURE - THEORY

KEYS, INTERVALS, MAJOR, MINOR

PLAY SONGS

Playing Songs from start to finish will lead you to the skills you want to learn.  And performing is the goal, of course.

 

SMART PRACTICE

You have limited time to practice .. say 45 minutes .. If you can focus your time and effort, your playing will improve faster. Here's how ..

SMART PRACTICE: Using the time you have to drill on real skills. To memorize. To connect the dots ..

I need practice materials that are a click away.  That provide the detail required.  Like this ..

For a fundamental skill set consider working on the following:

scales            arpeggios

chords           fretboard notes

MAKING MELODY

blues scale
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LEARN HOW TO IMPROVE

When you only have 45 minutes to practice you want to locate the materials quickly, with low hassle.  These easy to open pdf files will help you move to the guitar quicker.

AN EXAMPLE OF YOUR PRACTICE SESSION

Check out these simple to use guided images of the fretboard, that you can easily locate and begin to improve.   Set your goals, and move ahead.