Month: May 2016

05/31/2016 / Uncategorized

When you are practicing, before the practice session is over have a part where you try to do your best to recreate the situation in which you will be using your skills: For example, if…

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05/31/2016 / Uncategorized

I call this concept Erase The Bar lines….if you are learning music from a page the Bar Lines are there to divide up the music into packets of information that can be counted. They can…

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05/31/2016 / Uncategorized

Teaching people to improvise from a major scale is not a good place to start. Why? Not every note in the scale is created equal at all points in time. You need to know where…

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05/31/2016 / Uncategorized

The reason you are failing at a jam or on stage is your practice is not a very good replica of the jam or the stage……If you play through a song and mess up, in…

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05/31/2016 / Uncategorized

Jams can be unpredictable, so practice shouldn’t always be predictable…try playing along with recordings to songs you’ve never heard, try playing a song in a key you never have, try playing a song at a…

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