What to practice
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Today I want to establish atleast a minimum practice routine that I can consistently do everyday. In order to get better its vital to improve everyday and build your technique up. If you practice just here and there you dont build anything and its hard to improve. Its the same as if you exercise regularly or just once in awhile. So today Im going to list some keys for practicing I hope to improve on it in time.
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Guitar practice routine summary so far-right hand and left hand individual exercises. Learn C major scale all over the fret board. Learn to change guitar chords quickly by practicing them slow and creating a nice sound. Play on your finger tips. Play along with your favorite guitar music or any music by ear and find scales by noticing which notes sound good and which ones sound bad. listen for the bass guitar notes and learn bass lines. This will help u find the structure or progression of a song. Practice technique alot of the time while watching TV or muliti tasking after learning the technique well of course first. Play for fun of course. Good guitar technique will only help u sound better whatever u play.
Guitar Tip #3-Makes sure u learn how to play by ear. Play what u sing, Play to ur favorite music and pay attention to what guitar notes sound good and which ones dont. Notice the difference in sound beetween minor chords and Major. Learn the major scale all over the guitar fret board. By learning Major scale u will naturally learn the relavant minor which starts three half steps below. Other forms of minor will be shown later if u dont know them. U will learn quick the pentatonic scale by knowing the major scale.
Guitar right hand execiseses- Developing the right hand is just as important as the left hand. You probably have your own way by now of holding a guitar pick or you may play using your right hand fingers. If not I hold my guitar pick between first finger and thumb by coiling 1st finger in towards palm and resting guitar pick on 1st finger and pressing thumb down to hold guitar pick. You want to hold guitar pick firm and use ur wrist motion to sound the strings. eventually this allows u to play scales and arpeggios faster. You do not want any wasted motion. Practice picking down on low E string over and over for 1 minute, then do same with an upstroke. Then practice alternate picking on low E string for 2-5 minutes. To alternate pick down, up, down, up over and over staying as close to the string on either side of string. Rember no wasted motion. Now play all the guitar strings one at a time over and over using wrist motion to move up and down strings. always alternate down stroke then up stroke even when changing strings. Increase pracice time as u get better. U can practice all down strokes and all up strokes when playing each string consecutively but mainly practice alternating up, down, up, down strokes as a rule when playing string to string or skipping strings or on 1 string. This will allow u in time to play fast and clean. Play slow at first creating a nice clean sound. Use a metronome and slowly increase your speed. Focus on getting a good sound before increasing speed.