As mentioned, every week I add one more exercise to your daily 20 minute guitar practice session.
The new guitar exercise builds on the previous. Do not practice only the new exercise because you will not learn and you will feel very frustrated and give up.
You must consolidate all the previous musical examples on a daily basis. The better you know them the easier it will be to learn new musical material. It will take you 10 weeks to consolidate all.
I have designed every exercise to help you improve your aural rhythmic and performance skills gradually. You need to work and build on these three skills on a daily basis. Please practice the program in order so as you may achieve the learning goals that I established.
Do not concentrate your practice on what you do not know, practice and have fun with what you know and then add new music new every week.
You must practice every exercise exactly the way you learnt it. If you cannot do such please go back to the video to refresh.
This is the new song you will learn, where I combine the C, Am, Em, and G chords. It also has four eight bar melodies, that I created with the C scale.
What new vocabulary do you need to learn to master, play this song and learn how to play a melody:
(Step by step + LISP routine + aural comprehension + repetition ) x 4 = Happiness
Step by step, applying the LISP routine with a lot of aural comprehension, then you add quite a few repetitions and you will end playing fluently the song.
In Step one you will learn the C scale, with open strings, the alphabet, with which all these melodies are constructed. In other words, you will practice the pathway, where to find all the melodies. This the first step for how to play a melody.
In Step two you will learn to play slowly each of the individual 4 melodies using the L.I.S.P routine.
In Step 3 you will consolidate with: On your own routine.
In Step four you will combine all the 8 melodies.
I will start on the 6th string and play it from E. Play along with me and sing the sound. I will now play it descending from the G note.
Let’s play now two notes per beat. How do you count two notes per beat ? You add the word and, in between. In order to play each note two times per beat you will need to alternate your index and middle fingers as in the video.
Please complete the assignments for this lesson.
Practice session day 1
Practice session day 2