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Practicing each lesson

sadeq1373

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Hello all,
well I’ve recently come to know this amazing school with very cool environment. However, i have a general question about practicing each session. I mean as the lessons go by we definitely learn more material and more chords etc. so my question is how one should practice them. Like for example should we really master all the chords and switching between them before going to the next lesson? And in case we don’t need to be perfect to go to the next lesson, shall i practice all the previous materials everyday or there’s a better way to practice them.
Thanks in advance for your answers! :)
 

William B.

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    It could be like having categories like a lesson on theory like watching a video or learning something from charts/explanations, observations.
    Practice could be putting that theory into practice/trying it out, thinking about it and ear training. That's something like trying to play what you hear or figure stuff out and maybe relating what you hear to what you're playing. Probably more.
    I go slow sometimes cause retention
     
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    sadeq1373

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    I think it's okay to move on once you understand the lesson. It doesn't have to be perfect. Playing guitar is a physical activity, it takes time to get used to it. Just keep practicing them. You can combine what you learn in the lessons too.
    Thanks! I think what you are saying makes sense that guitar is a physical activity and I;m realizing the more i practice also different new stuff I can do the previous ones that I couldn't do before, pretty easier!
     
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    Brian Haner Sr.

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    The only way to retain the information is to apply it to your playing. So if you're playing a song that has C Am Dm G7 - try playing it in a different position. Practice it for a few minutes a day for a week, then move positions again and do that for a week. It's virtually impossible to retain information without putting into some sort of practical application.
    So in short, whatever you're working on - apply it to a song.
     
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