Welcome to your 3. month absolute beginner curriculum! Don’t worry about the new lessons if you are still working on something from the 2. month practice plan. Take as much time as you need. In the other hand, I encourage you to check out the new lessons even if you are not entirely done with the previous exercises and etudes. The only reason you should put the new lessons on hold if you feel that they are too complicated.
I. Sight Reading and Coordination Exercises
(Lesson 34 – 37)
- Whole Notes with Eighth Notes
- Up and Down
- Whole Notes with Half & Quarter Notes
- Blocked Intervals & Quarter Rest
(Lesson 38 – 40)
III. Theory and Sight Reading Exercises
(Lesson 41 – 44)
- The Flat Sign
- Half notes with Quarter notes
- Half notes with Eighth Notes
- Swinging the Eighths & The Natural Sign
There are even more lessons in your 3. month membership, but If I were you, I would just stop here and make the best out of these routines and challenges. I would rather master one technique than to play all of them poorly. But I trust your judgment on this, and if you believe that you can handle more challenge, I am here to support you. Check this out
Additional Exercises for Motivated Absolute Beginners
I. Making Music with the Core Concepts
- Learn to read notes with Sharp and Flat
- Don’t be Sad – Easy version
- Don’t be Sad – Practice (Contemporary)
- Don’t be Sad – Performance (Contemporary)
- Don’t be Sad – Practice (Swing)
- Don’t be Sad – Performance (Swing)
- Five-Finger Scale Exercises (Easy)
- Improvisation Exercises (A minor)
- Scale Exercises (A minor Blues)
- Improvisation Exercises (A minor Blues)
III. Chords and Arpeggios
- Major Triad Etudes (Root Position)
- Major Triad Etude (Arpeggios)
- Major Triad Etude (RH – Octaves)
- Major Triad Etude (LH – Octaves)
- Major Triad Etude (Arpeggios: RH – Octaves)
- Major Triad Etude (Arpeggios: LH – Octaves)
- Major Triad Etude (First Inversion)
- Major Triad Etude (Second Inversion)
- Major Triad Etude (Arpeggios: Two Octaves)
If you wish to get feedback on your progress, feel free to contact me. In order to give you good advice and guidance, I would need the following information from you:
- Your name, age, and main motivation.
- A link where I can see or hear you playing any of my exercises from this practice plan. (Unlisted youtube link, mp3 file, etc.) Play the entire exercise from the beginning to the end with a steady beat and let me know how long time did it take you to complete the lesson. If the recording is about improvisation, please improvise at least for 1 minute (with a steady beat).
- How much time do you have for practice?
- Are you working on the additional exercises too?
- What lessons have you already completed or are still working on?
- What is your next short-term goal? Is it ok if I tell you that you should change that goal?:) Most of the time you think that your problem will be solved if you learn more about theory, scales, and licks, but then I come and tell you that all you have to do first is to keep the rhythm.