My Personal Method For A Structured Practice Routine

In this lesson I want to talk about something that I know stumps a lot of players. It can be hard to know how to go about practicing – what to practice, how long to practice, how to know if there’s any progress, the list of questions go on and on. In this video I’ll talk about the methodology that I use when I want to sit down and practice and make the most of my time, whether it’s 20 minutes or 2 hours.

I’ll also give you a couple exercises and a lick that you can start working into your own playing and practicing so make sure to download the PDF to see those tabs. I hope you enjoy the lesson and it gives you some insights into how to be more confident that your practice time is giving you results!

0:00 – Start
0:54 – Lesson Intro (Get the tabs downloaded here!)
1:55 – The 4 Categories I Use
2:09 – The 1st Section: Warm Up
2:50 – The Left Hand Finger Pair Warm Up
4:38 – The 2nd Section: Technique
5:19 – Petrucci String Skipping Exercise
7:04 – A Side On Metronome Work
7:16 – The 3rd Section: Weaknesses or New Knowledge
8:11 – Learning The Lick to “Have A Drink On Me”
9:27 – Taking It A Step Further
11:46 – The 4th Section: Songs
13:07 – Closing Notes

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