A famous person once said: Anything worth doing well is worth stinking at for a long time first. Me
Okay, so I'm not going to be SO accountable. Who's going to see this anyway? Just an excuse to create another blog where I can record what I did in my music practice time each day on my guitar, tinwhistle and fiddle...if I get a round tuit.
I live in the northwoods of Minnesota on a small farm. My husband, Bob, went home to be with Jesus on November 19, 2013. God is leading me through this new part of my life. Our seven kids ranging in age from 23-52 are strewn around the country and I'm proud of all of them!
I love to read (especially English literature), write, draw and sing. My main goal in life is to become more like Jesus and make Him the center of my life. (I say goal because I haven't arrived yet!) My prayer is that my children will also live this out. Thanks for dropping by!
Chord practice-this means strumming the chord, then picking out the individual notes, then strumming again...over and over for 5 min.
1 minute changes-to begin we're working on the A, D and E chords, so we make two chord combinations: DA AE DE Using a timer I play D...A...D...A...D...A etc. for one minute counting how many times I change chords. When I can play 60 chords a minute I'm ready to go to the next level of practice schedule.
Easy songs-there are a few easy songs to work on at each level. Only problem is, they're songs by artists I never listened to, so I may have to find my own. I'm not going to play Mary Had a Little Lamb for long or I'll go bonkers. With the internet I should be able to find something I'm familiar with to use.
JUSTIN exercises-These are ear training exercises. He plays a chord and you try to figure out what chord it is. This trains your ear so later you can hear a song and figure out what chords you need to play it.
SSR-Single Sound Recognition-One chord at a time is played and you figure it out by trying various chords on your guitar.
CPR-Chord Progression Recognition-He plays a series of chords and you figure out what they are.