It is important to know how to practice jazz guitar so you don’t waste your time or focus on the wrong things. Here are three topics that I think too many jazz guitarists spend practice time on and think that they need to know which they really don’t. Most of this is related to a myth or misunderstanding and I think this is really worth talking a bit about because it doesn’t help you and it really works against you.
This may also be the first video I ever made telling you to not practice something instead of giving you stuff to practice.
Of course I would love to hear what you think, because maybe it’s different for you or maybe I am completely wrong?
0:00 Intro – Don’t Wast Your Practice Time
0:58 #1 Sight Reading – What Do You Actually Need?
1:23 The Big Myth about Sight Reading
1:53 How the real process is.
2:20 Learn Music By Ear
2:31 A More Useful Goal and Approach
3:15 #2 Voice-Leading
3:50 A Time and A Place for Everything
4:35 Don’t think just play
5:23 #3 Scales – What You Need and What You Don’t
5:54 New scales ≠ New Melodies
6:32 The Gypsy Mixolydian #4 b9 scale
6:39 What Else Are We Wating Time on?
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