So I decided to use an old journal I found lying around to keep track of my music practice. Used one page to learn Japanese vowels and another to try to create a fantasy universe. Anyhow, I’m doing this for two main reasons; One is that I need to try to encourage myself to practice in the first place, as I have neglected that for the past 11 years. Secondly, I need to keep track of what I am practising, and where I need improvement. If this is entertaining for others to read then great! Although this one may not be. I’m sure I’ll get better at this whole blog thing the more I get used to it.
University may get in the way from time to time, but that’s ok. As long as I am generally consistent, I’m not too fussed. Gotta make room for partying somewhere. I am a student after all.
To provide a quick summary for those interested, from the age of 7 to present day music and guitar playing have been my primary source of entertainment and escapism. Problem is I wasn’t practising, just mindlessly playing video games while I watched other guitarists achieve my dreams. Now I’m 18, and with 11 years of ‘playing’ the guitar, I have nothing to show for it. So I’m going to be implementing the following timetable for this semester:
Monday – 1 hour of song practise + 1 hour of scales
Tuesday – 1 hour of songwriting
Wednesday – 2 hours of songwriting + 1 hour of song practice + 1 hour of scales
Thursday – 1 hour focus on improvements
Friday – 2 hours of songwriting + 1 hour of song practice + 1 hour of scales
Saturday – – 2 hours of songwriting + 1 hour of song practice + 1 hour of scales
Sunday – 2 hours of songwriting + 1 hour of song practice + 1 hour of scales
It’s a very rough table, but anything is better than nothing. I can develop it along the way if I feel so inclined, but most importantly:
DON’T GIVE UP!
Don’t want to be regretting anything in the future. I need to think of it as a self-improvement exercise that will trickle down into other aspects of my life.
Peace out and keep on playin’