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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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