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Old 12-13-2017, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: no teacher - losing my way!

Originally Posted by Jeremy Bender View Post
Develop time management and goal setting skills that you can apply to attain your intended results. Basically write down your goals, how much time you can realistically dedicate towards practicing, transcribing, and critical listening to better understand the parts, song structure etc... Read what other players worked on in their early years to develop as players.
I personally used to take an hour and break it down into 4 sections: warm-up, stick control, play along, and improvisation (or jamming). If i had two hours, I'd expand on that structure.
Listen to a ton of music that you may not be familiar with, it will open your mind and ears to new skills. That's easier than ever before with the internet available to us.
Also record your playing if possible.
It's a life long journey stay with it.
Very good advice !

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