Practice Log for Friday, 25 May 2018

I learn a few more chords from “More Than Words” May 25, 2018 music
Topic Start Time End Time Notes
warm-up 23:07 23:17 scales, 5 notes per string
scales 23:19 23:36 q=70 parallel 4ths
repertoire 23:39 00:01 more than words


I just scales from lowest note to highest on my instrument, through the circle of 5ths (or 4ths in this case). It’s a bit of a challenge to play each scale through the full range without ending up just sliding through the last half octave or so. Playing at least four notes per string solves that problem, but it’s a little uncomfortable.


I played through each of the scales in parallel fourths, again from lowest to highest range and back again. It’s difficult not to play notes from the related scales, though. Since there’s only one augmented fourth, it’s easy to put it in the wrong spot.


I learned the chords leading up to the B section. It’s hard to hear the chords on my dinky laptop, though, so I’ll have to break out the ol’ headphones tomorrow. Not thinking very clearly tonight, lack of sleep caught up with me, I guess.

I watched Scott Pilgrim Versus the World tonight, and the music in it made me want to get up and join a punk rock band. I’ll just go ahead and do that tomorrow.

I noticed that my multi-octave arpeggios à la Yngwie sounded a lot cleaner than they had in the past, probably due to all that practicing I’ve been doing. Who knew?

Randy Josleyn teacher-linguist-guitarist wannabe