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Tips for the week of 1/6/14 – 1/12/14
What did you practice today? If nothing, go practice something, anything…
If you play a transposing instrument, learn to read in concert pitch. (notes and chords) It’ll save you on a gig.
Experiment with playing something you know really well a different way. Change the feel, meter, key, tempo, range or whatever.
Studying something is only the first step. Next you have to apply it. That’s where the real work begins.
“Expand” your scales out past the root on either side eventually reaching as far as you can – it will give you more freedom and technical skills.
Need some inspiration? Read / study a book on your favorite musical subject or about your favorite player.
What you listen to will eventually come out your horn… Something to think about.
Did you find any of these tips helpful? Let me know in the comments below. See you next week!