Hello! Today I’ll be starting a learning log, I’ve recently been feeling down, how I’m not progressing enough to doing things to progress, so I’ve set up this massive 4 hour practice routine, I know as beginner this isn’t smart to do, but I’m 5 years in and I feel confident enough to pull it off, so I’m going to try to post on here everyday about what I’ve learned, what I can improve on, and you all can keep on accountable haha, anyways this routine is a bit more than just guitar but I’ve already finished the day and I joined doing it.
Song Work 1hr
Ear Training 15mins
Singing/Vocal Training 30mins
I’m not going to log my warm up everyday because it’s the same thing, but today I’ll share it seeing it’s the first post. I start off by doing some hand stretching, I use the video from 365guitarlessons, I’ve been doing this for about as long as I’ve been playing guitar, then I tune the guitar If needed, and doing some simple 1234 exercises to get the fingers going, or I just noodle around
Speaking of the 1234 exercises, I’ve been really trying to get that down, and I’ve doing combinations of it like 2314 for example. I’ve using the 10 daily exercises video from Brandon D’Eon, I plan on switching the exercises each week between the ones in his video, or maybe I should practice them all at once? I’m not sure. but I can go up to 218bpm on the metronome with 1234, gotta start practicing the combinations now!
Might sound dumb but today I just practice the Minor Pentatonic up and down, It’s actually a scale I know but don’t feel like I’m as good at it compared to the Major Pentatonic which my non-musical friend made a joke about, and then I realized I didn’t know it and then I practiced it up and down for like a month lol, just dozing off while watching a TV show.
I just recently finished Grade 2, and at the end of Grade 2 Justin gives you a list of things you should’ve explored before you move on, as I said in my introduction course a lot of the stuff I’m learning is things I already know, so when Justin says (just mess around it a bit) I take that as I’m going to put hours into this and master it lol. But anyways today I practice the good old wonderwall chords which are “Big” G, G5, Cadd9, Dsus4, A7sus4, Emin7, Dadd11/F#, F6/9. I really dislike the sound of F6/9, but I still practice it
I actually suck at this, today was many the 5th time in my life where I’ve sat down and tried to improv, so I am just messing around with it a bit, using the a minor pentatonic over a backing track on Spotify.
Finally the last part of the guitar part. I did some song work, I practice a new song I’m learning which is Master of Puppets by Metallica, and revised an old song I learned which was Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, funny I didn’t know I was a Metallica fan until now lol.
Something I lack in but really want to get better at. I used a website called Toned Ear, and I just worked on Intervals, Major 3rd. Perfect 5th, and an Octave.
I’ve dedicated this entire time to learning the fretboards notes. I used a website called The Random Scale Machine which will throw a note at me and I have to find it on the fretboard, very useful if you’re trying to learn the fretboard as well.
I like calling it vocal training, makes me feel professional lol, but I just started using this website called Singeo, I got a 30 day trial so I’m trying it out, and it seems okay so far. We worked on this Sss exercise to practice breathing, so that’s cool I guess.
Anyways thanks for reading if you did, if you have any ideas what I should change or add to improve my routine that would be great. Thank you once a again and have a good day