If you are looking for something to practice, you’ve come to the right place. Practice Makes Better Music is a site dedicated to effective practice, providing you with the resources you need to improve.
Much of the challenge in leveling up your skills is in deciding what to practice. I’m trying to make that a little easier for you by creating lessons that focus on key areas.
Many of the lessons here include practice workouts for you to play along with. You can incorporate one or a few of these practice workouts into a daily warmup routine to help you move towards mastering some of these key topics.
The truth is that better practice habits make you sound better. This leads to you having more fun with music, and going further with your band, music career, or hobby. Whatever it may be for you.
To fluidly connect major scales across the neck you need to practice switching between them in different ways.
My favorite way to learn and master new scale patterns is by using the exercise that I demonstrate in today’s video lesson.
In this video I present for you, step-by-step, my arrangement of “How Deep Is Your Love” as a chord melody.
I primarily based it off of the version by PJ Morton, but kept it in the Bee Gee’s original key of Eb.
Creating Phrases from musical patterns is like making sentences out of words. You have to know words in order to create a sentence, and you have to know musical patterns to make musical phrases.
But knowing the patterns isn’t enough. You’ve got to put them to use! This video will show you a short 4 step template to create your own simple musical phrases.
This week I look at how to connect positions on the guitar and offer some practice ideas for how to improve this important skill.
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Practice Makes Better Music is a site for Guitarists Who Want to Make Progress
The way you practice makes a difference. You can make faster progress by improving your practice habits. This site is here to help you do just that.
Here are three principles that describe how I approach learning and teaching:
- Increasing the effectiveness of practice makes for quicker progress and development.
- Understanding the patterns of music theory through the guitar allows for deeper exploration and greater progress in your playing.
- Maintaining a constructive mental attitude is key to making progress. Work on a constructive and curious mental attitude. Look at other musicians and let yourself be inspired. Try and discover what elements of their playing you like, and emulate those things.
These principles guide my approach to my own musical journey. Through the resources in this site I want to share what I’ve learned with you.
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