Week 17. Summary

Hello there! Another week has passed. I finally finished Module 19 routines, which is great, and watched Modules 20-21. Whew, there’ll be a lot of scales next week 😂

Anyway, briefly on all the goals for this week:

CAGED system shapes are MUCH more comfortable to play now, I’m switching all of them without any struggle. The only one that is not doing well is Gm7 shape as an open chord. But as I understood there’s nothing in the world that would force anyone to play this voicing instead of barre shape on the 3rd fret. So I’m not worried about it.

All of Me and Autumn Leaves were fun to play in the different keys. This time I’ve been playing them on the acoustic to add some challenge. And yep, these chords are quite easy for me to play now.

Kids solo was at the same time pretty decent and not great this week. At the very first day of the week I managed to play it not at 175 bpm but at 180 bpm as well pretty clean. But then I just couldn’t repeat that even once. So I decided to finally drop it and come up with something else instead. In the video there is a solo which I composed over the original chord progression. I’m note sure if all the notes are correct, but I think there are no dissonant ones. Correct me if I’m wrong 😊

I’m excited to start practicing something new. These scales in 3rds or in 4 note pattern look pretty tricky to play, and I’m really looking forward to try playing them.

See you next week, guitar chefs!

The goals for this week were:

  • [Done] CAGED shapes at 60 bpm with clean sound
  • [Done] All of Me in D at 120 bpm
  • [Done] Autumn Leaves in Gm at 70 bpm
  • [Done] Kids by MGMT solo at 175 bpm consistently

My goals for the next week:

  • Mixolydian scales as 8th notes at 150 bpm
  • Major scales with root on the A string as 8th notes at 150 bpm
  • Major pentatonic scales as 8th notes at 150 bpm
  • Minor pentatonic scales as 8th notes at 150 bpm
  • Major scales with root on the E string in 3rds as 8th notes at 70 bpm
  • Major pentatonic scales with root on the E string in 3rds as 8th notes at 70 bpm
  • Minor pentatonic scales with root on the E string in 3rds as 8th notes at 70 bpm
  • Major scales with root on the E string in 4 note pattern as 8th notes at 70 bpm
  • Major pentatonic scales with root on the E string in 4 note pattern as 8th notes at 70 bpm
  • Minor pentatonic scales with root on the E string in 4 note pattern as 8th notes at 70 bpm

Practice time

Day 113 – 120 min
Day 114 – 80 min
Day 115 – 20 min
Day 116 – 52 min
Day 117 – 56 min
Day 118 – 59 min
Day 119 – 63 min
Total – 7 h 30 min

1234 exercise

1234 on the 1-12 frets – 16th notes @ 90 bpm

Scales

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

CAGED system

CAGED – Major chords  60 bpm
CAGED – Minor chords – 60 bpm
CAGED – Major 7th chords – 60 bpm
CAGED – 7th chords – 60 bpm
CAGED – Minor 7th chords – 60 bpm

Strumming

All of Me in D – 120 bpm
Autumn Leaves in Gm – 70 bpm

Ear training

Intervals – 3-10 intervals – 272 of 300 – 90.67%
Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Tritone, Perfect 5th, Minor 6th, Major 6th, Octave

Songs

MGMT – Kids [Solo] – 8th notes @ 170 bpm → 8th notes @ 180 bpm
MGMT – Kids [Solo] – My version – 118 bpm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *