Saturday, September 23, 2006

On The Learning Process Part 3

8 Things that have worked for me - in regards to practicing:

1. Long practice sessions (4-8 hours) divided to short 15-30 minute sessions with 5-10 minute breaks in between
2. Using a metronome (the best tool to improve your time-feel) - works best when used with your ears!
3. Practicing very slow -but playing it correctly (in time) , with a good sound and good left hand and right hand fingering technique.
4. Dividing longer passages into shorter phrases to learn it faster.
5. Transcribing music that you enjoy to learn new things (or dissect what your favorite players are doing!)
6. Performing (as in the actual playing of music) to discover what you actually need to practice.
7. Recording performances (and rehearsals) to hear what you need to work on.
8. Practicing in all 12 keys. It really works and helps a lot!!


At 2:42 PM, Anonymous kami di kelang said...

selamat berpuasa dari abang, kak koya, hasif, sakinah, sarah, hanif dan hafidz :-)

At 2:57 AM, Anonymous Aminah Hafizah said...

Sdr Az,
Salam Ramadhan al Mubaraq!

At 11:03 AM, Blogger guitarharmony said...

Terima kasih!

Maaf kerana reply agak lambat! Baru sahaja tukar kepada versi blogger yang baru. Tak perasan komen yang dulu!



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