I'm either very brave, or very foolish. I've been rocking out for about a month, playing maybe twice a week, and here is my first recorded practice. Listen, if you DARE! Bwahahahaha!
October 29 Practice Approx. 13 minutes.
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There is some kind of high-pitched whine on this recording and I don't know why. Sorry, folks. I shall apply noise reduction next time.
My typical practice schedule includes: tuning check, scales, chords, songs, songs by ear--includes melodies, riffs, and chords. Takes me somewhere between 10-20 minutes.
A more detailed summary of today's practice follows.
E Phrygian Scale
Random Riff- In the Afterlife by Squirrel Nut Zippers
Take it Easy by The Eagles
The lack of practice meant that I had to look up chords more than usual. I tried to cut out the dead air as much as possible.
I'll probably record and upload my practices once a month or so, to check my progress. For the future, I'll keep the uploads to 5 minutes or less. I'll pull out the best bits of what I did, or if there was something terribly interesting or instructive during practice. Listening to 15 minutes of crappy practice is unarguably painful, I know.
My hope is that there will be a clear and consistent progress and improvement on my part, and, eventually, this can be used as a resource and motivation for those just starting out. I will get better, and so will you out there who practice a little bit every day. I hope that my short-term embarrassment will be educational, somehow.