Daily Practice Tips – Weekly Recap

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 1/20/14 – 1/26/14

Monday’s Tip

Practice switching band and forth between 2 different keys/chords. Look at common tones and notes that change.

Tuesday’s Tip

12 different ways to practice your major scales (or any scales)…

12 ways to practice scales

Wednesday’s Tip

Don’t just blindly practice. Figure out WHY you are practicing something. If you don’t know, just ask.

Thursday’s Tip

Fill in the blank: “Today I would like to work on _________”

Friday’s Tip

When learning to improvise start simple and then embellish.

Saturday’s Tip

“We all have voices in our head that are singing lines.” – Randy Halberstadt. Embrace this and play/notate them!

Sunday’s Tip

Goal of practicing: To make an “intimate connection between you, the instrument & the songs in your head – music is inside you!” R. Halberstadt


Did you find any of these tips helpful? Let me know in the comments below. See you next week!

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