Week 13. Summary

This week was kinda relaxed on practice. I mean, I still practiced daily, but All of Me and Autumn Leaves are not that hard and are fun to play. So to spice it up a bit I concentrated mostly on the Kids by MGMT solo.

Originally it’s played as 16th notes at 123 bpm. Last week I just learned the solo and played it as 8th notes at 123 bpm, recording every bar separately 😀 By the end of the week I managed to get to the speed of 8th notes at 160 bpm. It’s not consistent at all – I’ve been recording myself daily for 20-30 minutes and from that footage I only get 2-3 successful attempts. So I’m gonna change the approach and practice each part separately, increasing the speed. Then I’m gonna connect them all. Hopefully, this will help me progress faster.

Anyway, here’s the video. There are no questions this week, and also I tried to organize it differently for it to be shorter 🙂

The goals for this week were:

  • [Done] 4123, 4132, 4213 as 8th notes at 150 bpm on the 5th fret
  • [Done] Get to the level with 7 intervals on ear training at tonedear.com 3 times
  • [Done] All of Me consistently at 150 bpm (both open and barre chords versions)
  • [Done] Autumn Leaves at 120 bpm

My goals for the next week:

  • 4231, 4312, 4321 as 8th notes at 150 bpm on the 5th fret
  • Practice ear training at tonedear.com daily
  • Kids by MGMT solo at 170 bpm consistently
  • Implement Modules 19-20 routines

1234 exercise

4123 on the 5th fret – 8th notes @ 120 bpm → 8th notes @ 150 bpm
4132 on the 5th fret – 8th notes @ 120 bpm → 8th notes @ 150 bpm
4213 on the 5th fret – 8th notes @ 120 bpm → 8th notes @ 150 bpm

Scales

Major scales – 1-12 frets – EADG strings – 16th notes @ 90 bpm
Minor scales – 1-12 frets – EA strings – 16th notes @ 90 bpm

Strumming

Module 17 pattern [All of Me] – 120 bpm
Module 18 pattern [Autumn Leaves] – 70 bpm

Ear training

Intervals – 243 of 300 – 81.00% → 175 of 200 – 87.50%
Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Tritone Perfect 5th, Octave

Songs

MGMT – Kids [Solo] – 8th notes @ 123 bpm → 8th notes @ 160 bpm

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