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 Post subject: Learning Songs
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:52 pm 
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When learning a new tune which is fairly difficult... what is your most productive approach? i have found optimal results playing 3-4.. 20-30 min sessions per day. Playing only that song. In addition really listening to the backing tracking if you have it! singing the lead line improves timing and feel.
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 Post subject: Re: Learning Songs
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:37 pm 
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Yes i find taking half an hour or one hour breaks between short sessions are more efficient than hammering at it for the entire day as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Learning Songs
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:09 am 
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5 sec and then 5 sec and then 5 sec...after I learn something like 30 sec or so (depends on the song) I practice only that and then take short break.

After that it`s all over again...

If I find something difficult to play I just separate it, make an exercise out of it and play with that here and there with metronome until I can incorporate it in the song


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 Post subject: Re: Learning Songs
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:51 am 
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Those are some good suggestions...

What I try to do is 'lock' into the groove. It helps me identify the timing, rhythm, and how the song fits together overall.

Once I get the gist of the song, I will record myself and be very critical. What sounds good, what needs improvement, etc.


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