Well, my new years resolution is a solo a week.....
You would say hey but there are 52 weeks in a year, yeah. I know. As some of you might know i am 15 years old and i am going to school, i have 3 test weeks throughout 1 year (there are also tests between that) and thats about 9 weeks of time total because i start learning 2 weeks prior to a test week because the test's grades already count for my next year (My average grade will be my first grade for every class in the next year) so its important for my future that i try hard
. Enough about school haha, just to let you know though i am really focussing on school this year so yeah
I want to set an achievable goal, sometimes you just don't feel like practicing(for me it just doesn't work to sit down and practice) Or some days i might be sick, and of course there is vacation as well, in the vacation i might have extra time but i also work haha, i need to work hard in my vacations, how else am i going to buy a new guitar lol. I also want to get better at following chord changes in songs, sometimes i just lose it and i just play whatever haha, but i think this will come with some time by playing those songs so many times you know?
When i'm inspired to practice or feel like practicing i really go for it.
I didn't do anything for a couple days (i play a lot everyday, just not concentrated practice) and then one day i went upstairs and transcribed 3/4 of a Django solo in 3 hours(I am pretty new to working by ear but its going better and better and im getting faster and faster) I did take 15 minute brakes in those 3 hours. I don't know about you guys but im mentally actually really tired after i get done transcribing.
Now it looks like i only practice 3 hours 1 day in a week but what i actually do is this: i think i spent 4 hours a day with a guitar in my hand, in that time i just play all the solo's i know and when i am learning a new solo for example the part that i learned in 3 hours i will play that everyday till i can ****** dream it.
So, what are you guys planning for next year?
Do you have any Django solo's that i absolutely must learn(with great licks etc)?
My general practice goal is to do 1 solo a week.
Do you guys want me to record the process and give updates after 3 months per example of how it effected my playing etc? It will just be recorded with my phone i don't have any expensive equipment for those kind of things haha.
Do you guys have any tips for following chord changes?
Sorry if you could not understand my English, i am not a native speaker.
Cheers guys, Happy new year in advance.