Day 143. Sweet Disaster

Today I started learning Sweet Disaster by DREAMERS and continued accompanying the melody. Also I set up a new record for ear training this time which I’m really glad of.

Practice time85 min

Strumming

Module 24 pattern

Chords

Arpeggios

Palm muting

Muted strumming

Adding notes

Different voicings

Root connection

100 bpm

120 bpm

Songs

Set It Off – Catch Me If You Can

100 bpm

DREAMS – Sweet Disaster

60 bpm

70 bpm

80 bpm

87 bpm

Ear training

14 intervals

Day 142. Catch Me If You Can

Today I started practicing melody accompanization and learnt the riff from Catch Me If You Can by Set It Off.

Practice time – 148 min

Strumming

Module 24 pattern

Chords

Arpeggios

Palm muting

Muted strumming

Adding notes

Different voicings

Root connection

100 bpm

Songs

Set It Off – Catch Me If You Can

80 bpm

Ear training

14 intervals

Day 141. I’m no Superman

Today I kinda finished Module 23, because I really know how to play and sing at the same time. Also I’m not a fan of Hey Jude and Beatles at all, so I decided to play a song I know and like better – Superman by Lazlo Bane.

After recording the song I watched through Module 24, so tomorrow I’ll start its routines.

In the ear training I now practice 140 intervals per day in order to get 10 of each. Somehow the distribution is not completely uniform so I got one interval with 9 tries and one with 11.

Also I decided to count practice time not by the video length, because some things like pre-practice remains off-camera and I need to count the time I spend doing it as well.

Practice time55 min

Songs

Lazlo Bane – Superman

81 bpm

Ear training

14 intervals

Week 20. Summary

Well, I’m back. Returning to the daily practice after a vacation was kinda rough but after a week it feels as usual again 🙂

This week I’ve been practicing only 6 levels of rhythm and ear training. The hardest one for me was the third bar of level 4. I even had to decrease the speed to 80 bpm in order to wrap my head around it. Other patterns were not as hard at all.

I also watched Module 23, so the next week practice will be on it. Anyway, here’s the video.

The goals for this week were:

  • [Done] 6 levels of rhythm at 120 bpm
  • [Done] Daily ear training starting from all intervals

My goals for the next week:

  • Hey Jude chords, singing and melody at the original speed
  • Two more songs from the list playing and singing

Practice time

Day 134 – 10 min
Day 135 – 35 min
Day 136 – 34 min
Day 137 – 37 min
Day 138 – 25 min
Day 139 – 24 min
Day 140 – 27 min
Total – 3 h 12 min

Rhythm

Rhythm – Level 1 – 100 bpm → 120 bpm
Rhythm – Level 2 – 100 bpm → 120 bpm
Rhythm – Level 3 – 100 bpm → 120 bpm
Rhythm – Level 4 – 100 bpm → 120 bpm
Rhythm – Level 5 – 100 bpm → 120 bpm
Rhythm – Level 6 – 100 bpm → 120 bpm

Ear training

Intervals – 14 intervals – 82 of 100 – 82.00%
Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Tritone, Perfect 5th, Minor 6th, Major 6th, Minor 7th, Major 7th, Octave, Minor 9th, Major 9th

Day 140. Rhythm at 120 bpm

Today I increased the speed one more time in order to reach my goal for this week.

Rhythm

Level 1

120 bpm

Level 2

120 bpm

Level 3

120 bpm

Level 4

120 bpm

Level 5

120 bpm

Level 6

120 bpm

Ear training

14 intervals

Routines

Rhythm – Level 1 – 120 bpm – 2 min
Rhythm – Level 2 – 120 bpm – 2 min
Rhythm – Level 3 – 120 bpm – 3 min
Rhythm – Level 4 – 120 bpm – 3 min
Rhythm – Level 5 – 120 bpm – 4 min
Rhythm – Level 6 – 120 bpm – 3 min

Ear training – Intervals – 14 intervals – 10 min

Total – 27 min

Day 139. Screwed up 9ths

Today I increased the speed for the rhythm training and get 0% in 9ths intervals identification. Hooray!

Rhythm

Level 1

110 bpm

Level 2

110 bpm

Level 3

110 bpm

Level 4

110 bpm

Level 5

110 bpm

Level 6

110 bpm

Ear training

14 intervals

Routines

Rhythm – Level 1 – 110 bpm – 2 min
Rhythm – Level 2 – 110 bpm – 2 min
Rhythm – Level 3 – 110 bpm – 2 min
Rhythm – Level 4 – 110 bpm – 3 min
Rhythm – Level 5 – 110 bpm – 3 min
Rhythm – Level 6 – 110 bpm – 2 min

Ear training – Intervals – 14 intervals – 10 min

Total – 24 min

Day 138. Easier and easier

Today I played every level of rhythm line by line again.

Rhythm

Level 1

100 bpm

Level 2

100 bpm

Level 3

100 bpm

Level 4

100 bpm

Level 5

100 bpm

Level 6

100 bpm

Ear training

14 intervals

Routines

Rhythm – Level 1 – 100 bpm – 2 min
Rhythm – Level 2 – 100 bpm – 2 min
Rhythm – Level 3 – 100 bpm – 2 min
Rhythm – Level 4 – 100 bpm – 5 min
Rhythm – Level 5 – 100 bpm – 2 min
Rhythm – Level 6 – 100 bpm – 2 min

Ear training – Intervals – 14 intervals – 10 min

Total – 25 min

Day 137. Connecting the parts

Today I connected all parts in each rhythm level and played them together.

Rhythm

Level 1

100 bpm

Level 2

100 bpm

Level 3

100 bpm

Level 4

100 bpm

Level 5

100 bpm

Level 6

100 bpm

Ear training

14 intervals

Routines

Rhythm – Level 1 – 100 bpm – 4 min
Rhythm – Level 2 – 100 bpm – 4 min
Rhythm – Level 3 – 100 bpm – 4 min
Rhythm – Level 4 – 100 bpm – 8 min
Rhythm – Level 5 – 100 bpm – 3 min
Rhythm – Level 6 – 100 bpm – 4 min

Ear training – Intervals – 14 intervals – 10 min

Total – 37 min

Day 136. Beating the nasty pattern

Today I finally managed to play the pattern from level 4 of rhythm patterns which I struggled with yesterday.

Rhythm

Level 1

100 bpm

Level 2

100 bpm

Level 3

100 bpm

Level 4

100 bpm

Level 5

100 bpm

Level 6

100 bpm

Ear training

14 intervals

Routines

Rhythm – Level 1 – 100 bpm – 4 min
Rhythm – Level 2 – 100 bpm – 3 min
Rhythm – Level 3 – 100 bpm – 3 min
Rhythm – Level 4 – 100 bpm – 8 min
Rhythm – Level 5 – 100 bpm – 3 min
Rhythm – Level 6 – 100 bpm – 3 min

Ear training – Intervals – 14 intervals – 10 min

Total – 34 min

Day 135. Six levels of rhythm

Today I started practicing 6 levels of rhythm.

Rhythm

Level 1

100 bpm

Level 2

100 bpm

Level 3

100 bpm

Level 4

100 bpm. The third pattern is killing my brain.

Level 5

100 bpm

Level 6

100 bpm

Ear training

14 intervals

Routines

Rhythm – Level 1 – 100 bpm – 4 min
Rhythm – Level 2 – 100 bpm – 3 min
Rhythm – Level 3 – 100 bpm – 3 min
Rhythm – Level 4 – 100 bpm – 8 min
Rhythm – Level 5 – 100 bpm – 3 min
Rhythm – Level 6 – 100 bpm – 4 min

Ear training – Intervals – 14 intervals – 10 min

Total – 35 min