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.
Most 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 take the thinking out of what to practice.
The truth is that better practice makes 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.
Check out the most recent additions below, or view all lessons here.
Learn Donny Hathaway’s live arrangement of What’s Going On with sheet music & chord diagrams in this lesson. This live version of the song is amazing and worth learning.
This is the first lesson in a new series of condensed videos I call “shorts”. No relation to the clothing item though. In this short lesson I’ll show you a fun pentatonic lick moving chromatically through 8 different keys. This is introducing some legato & large interval practice ideas you can incorporate into your playing.
Adding melody to your rhythm playing makes it much more interesting and exciting. Sometimes you need to just lay back and play a simple chord, but knowing how to embellish them gives you options. This lesson is going to take you through a rhythm guitar workout meant to stretch you into thinking in new ways.
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.
Looking For Individual Lessons?
The mentorship program is an exciting new way that I’m offering one on one guidance for a limited number of students. This is for those who are interested in an interactive and personalized lesson experience, in order to accelerate growth and break through to new levels in their playing.
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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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