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

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Tips for the week of 12/30/13 – 1/5/14

Monday’s Tip

Music is made up of sound and silence. Use both in your improvised solos.

Tuesday’s Tip

Don’t wait around for something to “click”… work on it until it does.

Wednesday’s Tip

Playing music takes a lot of time, effort, and tenacity. There’s no shortcut. Just keep working at it.

Thursday’s Tip

“Play” what you know. “Practice” what you don’t know.

Friday’s Tip

Be your own teacher. Listen to what you’re playing and how you’re playing it and find ways to make it better.

Saturday’s Tip

Practice all the different intervals that you can create using a scale so you know what they sound like and can execute them.

Sunday’s Tip

Compose a song/exercise using the concept (scale, key, range, etc) that you’re currently working on to help reinforce it.


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

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