Welcome to the Weekly Recap of my Daily Practice Tips. These tips are posted daily on my Lessons Facebook page and on Twitter with the hashtags #dailypracticetip and #musiclesson. I hope you find something that is helpful or inspires you to try something new!
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Tips for the week of 1/13/14 – 1/19/14
The most valuable thing about recording yourself playing (practicing or performing) is you get to sit back and hear what the audience hears. Very eye opening.
“In writing and arranging you want to explore more ideas than you will use.” – Kris Berg. Same is true for improvisation!
Do one thing.
Play (Practice or Perform), Record, Listen, Analyze. Repeat.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Just try (and keep trying) and be open to help along the way.
Slowly improvising in a single key center (like B Major, or F# dim) is a great way to work on familiarizing yourself with a difficult key, while making music in the process.
Isolate trouble spots (lines, keys, progressions, etc) and work on them separately. Start slow and gradually speed up.
Did you find any of these tips helpful? Let me know in the comments below. See you next week!