If you have to make a 30 minute Jazz Practice Routine, what should you include?
We are all different so there is no one solution that fits everybody, but you don’t want to waste time or leave out important things to practice.
In this video, I am going to go over what I think a 30-minute practice session should include. I am of course a guitarist so it will be aimed at jazz guitar practice, but I am sure the philosphy and topics will fit all instruments. Some of the topics that I think are important for a jazz practice routine would be:
Technique, Repertoire, Exercises, Vocabulary, Theory, Ear-Training,
I am really curious about how your practice routine is, so if you have a routine then please leave a comment with a list of stuff you work on. This is useful for people looking for inspiration and certainly also for you to evaluate how you work. I will do the same 🙂
0:00 Intro – A 30-minute Practice Routine
1:24 Technique and Warm-up
1:32 Warm-up and Synchronization – 10 minutes
2:05 Arpeggios – Right hand warm-up
2:31 Working out with Spread Triads (Steve Morse)
3:00 Technique – Musical Practice
3:19 My Basic Fretboard Visualization
3:41 Practice in all 12 Keys! (are there only 12 keys?)
4:08 Diatonic Harmony
4:40 Stay Flexible and Practice open-ended
5:43 Playing Music – 10 min
6:13 Play Songs and Put it all Together
6:47 What You Focus on and Learn
7:41 Ear Training – 5 min.
7:52 Moving Melodies through the scale
8:26 Using Apps or Computer Programs
8:50 Advantages to a schedule working with Apps
9:28 Figuring Songs out from Memory
9:49 Vocabulary – 5 minutes
10:00 Use Composition and Create YOUR vocabulary
10:28 Share your Practice Routine! Give us some ideas!
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