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Practice Routine



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As Buda do, I am used to add Many new songs in my répertoire, working them one after the other. After a while, some become more easier to play than some others but I keep working. After a few weeks, I happen to play a few more songs. The main idea behind NOT CONCENTRATING ON ONE SONG is to bring more easiness on the fretting hand than fixing It on a few new chords. The whole process is à bit longer but rewarding and not boring.
Remember : "Practice makes better".
Regards,
Marc


Reply posted 8 months ago by Marc Mony


Well I'm no pro either but I've been playing off and on for about 4 yrs now. Still at the high end of the beginner's level myself. Trying a few novice level songs, but definatly don't have them down yet. But here's my advice. I practice and learn more than 1 song at a time. The reason is I feel you should practice as you want to play. Your not going to paly the same song over and over in a jam session so why practice that way. I practice songs in the same key together. So I'm moving through the same chord progressions, but different strums and chord combinations. I feel this keeps my practice from getting boring also. Learn your G key progression 1st. (Gmj, Cmj, Dmj, Am, Em) Then A key (Amj, Dmj, Emj) Those 2 chord progressions should get you to playing hundreds of songs. I hope this helps.


Reply posted 8 months ago by Buda Tucker


First of all, I'm not a pro... Second, I think You want to go too fast : heard about overuse tendonitis ? So, you have to warm up (scales or easy chords) I may play from 45 min. to 2 or 3 hrs each day I don't Know How It works for you but I have to let Any piece Wander through m'y mind for a while. I can't Hurry It!
Then, some would talk about goals Whatever are your goals ?


Reply posted 1 year ago by Marc Mony



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