Mike Cook wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:36 pm
Questions for D01 fellow students:
(my responses are included)
How much practicing do you do each week?
At least 90 minutes a day, sometime more (2 - 4 hours on the weekends)
How do you structure your practice sessions?
Scales, Giuliani RH 120 Delcamp lessons, and repertoire.
Do you work on music outside of Delcamp Classical Guitar on a regular basis?
Yes. I am trying to expand into pieces that will further my development.
Are you satisfied with your progress?
Yes, but I have a long way to go.
Very nice questions Mike.
1) I practice usually at night before bed. I would tell myself 15-30 mins, but I usually get distracted and start watching stuff on my phone. I guess I count distraction as a break. Sometimes I end up practicing for an hour when I lose track. I do my best to practice everyday, but I end up 5 days a week because of random events.
2) I usually just jump into the peices. I play the peices slowly until I remember the tune of it, and then play more comfortably. Lately, Im trying to incorporate the arpeggios exercises we have here in Lesson 7 as a warm up along with a chromatic scale free stroke. After that I just go to the peices. I also want to follow Maestro Delcamp's practicing guide which is posted on D01 Lesson 1.
3)At the moment I'm trying to learn three peices from This is Classical Guitar's Method 1 book while waiting for L8 and the final exam. The three peices are: Leyenda Theme, Greensleeves, and Malagueñas. They are fun to play and it works on my free stroke technique.
4)I am not satisfied with my progress. I need to develop a structure practice routine, but I hate following routines because I always get distracted and end up noodling around. I might need a teacher for that.
Happy playing classmates! Playing/practicing CG is very therapeutic I believe. It is like a daily dose of medicine. As long as you are enjoying what you are doing without harming anyone you are doing the right thing.