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.
In my latest video, I dive into the world of guitar scales. Discover essential techniques to boost your playing, including the widely-used three-note-per-string and in-position methods. But that’s not all – I also unveil two unique ways to approach scales: breaking them down into single-octave chunks and exploring scales on individual strings.
Discover the fundamental major, minor, dominant, and minor 7 barre chords, and then take your skills to the next level by mastering five essential 7th chords using a specialized voicing technique. We’ve also included two practice chord progressions that will help you apply these concepts in your playing.
Expand your fretboard and harmonic understanding with this lesson on 7th chord arpeggios and how they are derived from Big 3 Shapes.
You can use the Big 3 Triad shapes to quickly find chord families across the neck. You then have lots of options for playing any chord progression. Start mixing the different inversions together in one position and you’ll find many different sounds and textures for your chord playing.
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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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You can sign up here to access the free course, Pentatonic Pathways. This course was designed to help you push past your barriers and gain a better understanding of the fretboard. It is intended to help you forge new pathways that you can utilize to create killer solos. I think this course can have a very positive effect on your soloing, and it’s also a good bit of fun.
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