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Offline martin_pmd

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Re: PC-502 • Intermediate Practice Routine
« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2015, 01:04:00 pm »
@close2u
Hey man, Yeah I'm pretty lucky at the moment, having alot of time to practice. But i also make time and sacrifice alot for it.  :)
It's only for the last 4-5 weeks I began to practice this much after a realisation that I could actually get good at this and I just started to enjoy even the most boring practice drills, like scales..=) haha..

Right now my 5 songs is gonna stay 5 songs for quite a while, atleast 2-3 months more I think.. Because I choose some pretty difficult ones, and i've been working on them for quite a while and it's really hard for me to give up on them. I maybe should have picked some easier ones. After I learn these songs I think I will be able to learn lots of songs faster and easier since these contain a lot of difficult techniques (atleast for me). Then i'll try to group them more 1 really hard, 1 hard 1 .... etc.. Fingerstyle, rock, blues, solo etc..

Thanks for responding.. Hope you get lucky soon and can practice as much as you would like too..!

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Re: PC-502 • Intermediate Practice Routine
« Reply #46 on: September 21, 2015, 07:40:52 pm »
Sorry to bump this old thread but there's a couple of things about this schedule I'd like to clarify.

First time I noticed it was when De_Conne drop the link in another thread last week. Having had a look at it I thought, ok looks like I need to rewrite my practice schedule, as I'm IM2 going on 3 at the moment.

However, having looked at this schedule, I then went back to the IM stages and thought hang on a minute, all the stages have their own goals and practice lesson, with a schedule for that stage ?

So my question is should I be morphing the existing stage schedules to match this one or is this more applicable to players who have finished the IM ie Intermediate Players?

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Re: PC-502 • Intermediate Practice Routine
« Reply #47 on: September 21, 2015, 08:27:40 pm »
While in the intermediate course I would use the schedules from the intermediate course.

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Re: PC-502 • Intermediate Practice Routine
« Reply #48 on: September 21, 2015, 10:54:54 pm »
Thanks Shadow that makes perfect sense but I guess this schedule is more for post IM for maintaining or learning new techniques. I notice that the Blues and Folk Courses don't have specific stages or schedules, so this would be a useful structure for working through those modules I guess..............which I plan to do next.

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Re: PC-502 • Intermediate Practice Routine
« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2018, 07:19:28 pm »
No one has touched this thread in years, let's see if anyone is out there.

I'm building my own Intermediate Practice Routine. I've discovered that some things, although I learned them at the time, can easily become sloppy if not used often. Barre chords, for example.

So I'm including:
1. Barre chords and triads
2. Scales with metronome - major, major and minor Pentatonic, blues and hybrid.
3. String skipping, legato (hammer ons and flick offs), bending
4. Picked fingerstyle, 16th note rhythm patterns, rhythm with muting
5. Improv to backing tracks

Eventually I'm going to start the Blues Lead course, and some of these items will go away from daily practice in favor of focusing on the blues techniques. My assumption is I will always need to practice #1, #2, and #3 - if these aren't practiced then the ability to perform them will diminish quickly.

Thoughts?

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Re: PC-502 • Intermediate Practice Routine
« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2018, 07:22:44 pm »
I'm out there reading  :)

But still busy with BC so lacking insight to make well informed comments.  Does sound sensible though ....

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Re: PC-502 • Intermediate Practice Routine
« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2018, 08:57:41 pm »

2. Scales with metronome - major, major and minor Pentatonic, blues and hybrid.


Looks good - although for No 2 I would focus on one at a time and not only metronome it but use it to make music.
It's all well and good being able to go up and down in time.
Can you make music with the scale?

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Re: PC-502 • Intermediate Practice Routine
« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2018, 09:03:25 pm »
Looks good - although for No 2 I would focus on one at a time and not only metronome it but use it to make music.
It's all well and good being able to go up and down in time.
Can you make music with the scale?
You're right about scales vs music. I did include #5, which is about improv.

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Re: PC-502 • Intermediate Practice Routine
« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2018, 11:11:09 pm »
I don't see anything about learning songs. The easiest way to keep things sharp is to use them
to play music.

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Re: PC-502 • Intermediate Practice Routine
« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2018, 12:48:36 am »
You're right about scales vs music. I did include #5, which is about improv.
True ... I guess my point is an echo of Justin's 'when not to learn scales' video & lesson - have you seen it?

And songs of course

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Re: PC-502 • Intermediate Practice Routine
« Reply #55 on: January 26, 2018, 02:01:32 am »
True ... I guess my point is an echo of Justin's 'when not to learn scales' video & lesson - have you seen it?

And songs of course

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Re: PC-502 • Intermediate Practice Routine
« Reply #56 on: June 25, 2019, 01:17:13 am »
I find the 5 min practice targets challenging to follow, because although a lot of the technical practice is fine for 5 minute practices (eg learning the fretboard, finger gym, spider), 5 minutes doesn’t seem long enough for much of the rest of it (transcribing, improv, Justin’s theory course, songs). 15 minutes seems a workable target for me, and then I just have to modify my routine over a period of days to make sure I’m getting in some good practice in all the areas. 30 min daily practice is pretty much my limit right now.

There’s a lot of overlap in the different practice areas  so I know I can’t be too rigid about my practice schedule - eg I’m working on the jazz tune ‘All of Me’ right now, and it’s got some complicated chord changes, so 1 minute chord changes on that progression is really what I’m working on as the first step in learning the song. So that’s really technical practice at this point, not building song repertoire practice. And here as well 5 minutes goes by in the blink of an eye so it doesn’t seem possible to get anywhere in a 5 minute practice session.

I see some good comments here started by Toby about following the practice schedule set out in the Intermediate Foundations. The challenge for me there though is that I’m picking out the things in IM 3/4/5 that I never really learned through the years, so I’m not really in 1 specific IM Module.

Anyway, I’ve been rather loose about practicing over the last year or so but I’m ready to get back on the path taking me where I want to go playing wise. So, I was wondering how others structure their practice time to be most effective for them.

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Re: PC-502 • Intermediate Practice Routine
« Reply #57 on: June 25, 2019, 03:02:08 am »
I find people tend to be jack of all trades master of none.
If you only have 30 minutes to practice use the time to learn what you need
to know to play All of Me. Why waste time on lessons in IM 3/4/5/ unless there
is something you need to know to play All of Me.

I was told a very long time ago "It's better to play 3 songs very well than bit and
pieces of 100 songs.
So use you time wisely and learn what you need to play the songs you love.
When you use what you learn it tends to sick around longer.
 

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Re: PC-502 • Intermediate Practice Routine
« Reply #58 on: June 25, 2019, 03:08:37 am »
So use you time wisely and learn what you need to play the songs you love.

I like that input a lot, Stitch - thanks!
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