This week we are challenging you to play this exercise in time— play 4 strokes per note, but have the notes come right after one another with no pause, including when you repeat back to the first finger. Keep this to thee times for each string and remember to get through all six strings each day!
This is going well. We are focusing on memorizing note names so remember to say each one out loud as you practice. This week play the scale ascending and descending.
Chord Pairs: E Major/A Minor and F Major/C Major... and bonus: G Major!
This is a chord intensive week. Make sure to practice each voicing slowly one string at a time a few times each day. These chord pairs have similar fingerings: take an extra minute each day to move from one chord to it’s pair and back. Next week we focus on chord switching so do your practice and be prepared!
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
We've started working on the second phrase (which is very similar to the first phrase) and put both phrases in rhythm. Remember that a quarter note (with a filled in note head) is one beat, a half note (with an empty note head) is two beats and a dotted half note (a half note with a dot next to it) is three beats. Attached is a pdf showing the rhythmic notation and fingerings/strings of these first two phrases as well as a recording of the first two phrases together.