How to practice??
Hi all, I am a rather new member here--though a lurker for a few months. I’ve submitted some tunes and a couple recordings but this is my first discussion; I guess I’m a *real* Sessioneer now 🙂
That said, I have been pondering this question for awhile: what constitutes a “good” practice? It seems there should be more to practicing than ripping through reels for an hour (like I’ve been doing). What is the average mix of tunes one should play when practicing? Should I play more slow airs to concentrate on expressiveness? Or should I focus on reels/jigs/hornpipes?What about warmup exercises? How long? An hour? Two hours? Five minutes?
Also, how often should one learn new tunes? I read that Jack Coen advocates learning no more than 2 or 3 per week, otherwise you’ll forget them. I’ve followed that rule of thumb for awhile and seems to be working well. Anyone have advice, tips, instruction, or personal experience to give?