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Share your musical journey / Re: Duane’s World (A musical journey)
« Last post by Harp Player on August 20, 2019, 03:07:14 am »
I often play a simple song or two to help warm up both me and the instrument as well as run a scale or two.  Those are excellent ways to start a session.
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Share your musical journey / Re: Duane’s World (A musical journey)
« Last post by Windjammer on August 19, 2019, 07:30:45 pm »
4) I work on more difficult songs playing by ear. Which is part of my ear and muscle memory ;) training. Sometimes I try to just play straight through the songs from beginning to end. Sometimes I play trouble spots at multiple speeds.

5) I work on sight reading music if I have more time. That is an advantage we now have in this day and age with smartphones. I almost always have my smartphone on me as well as my Coda EDC flute.  :)

Well there you have it. The basics of my practice sessions. Obviously this is more or less dependent on how much time I have to practice. Also take time to watch and listen to other musicians and music.
 
P.S. Practice Practice Practice  :) ;)

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Share your musical journey / Re: Duane’s World (A musical journey)
« Last post by Windjammer on August 19, 2019, 05:58:28 pm »
2) I warm up with a few scale runs. Both diatonic and chromatic. FYI - Coda likes to be warmed up for best sound quality. ;)

3) I practice a few simple songs by ear before I start work on anything more challenging if I have enough time.

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Share your musical journey / Re: Duane’s World (A musical journey)
« Last post by Windjammer on August 19, 2019, 05:34:15 pm »
Right now I am using a combination of practice techniques to help me get fast results without sacrificing quality. Most of these techniques are mentioned here at this Coda website. So for those that are interested here is a list.


1) Multiple short practice sessions from 5 to 30 minutes. I rarely get to practice more than an hour at a time. Which is ok because the experts say that studies show that shorter practice sessions but more of them is the best way to practice or study. Coda EDC works great for this style of learning. :) ;)

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Share your musical journey / Re: Duane’s World (A musical journey)
« Last post by Windjammer on August 18, 2019, 09:41:42 pm »
It is so awesome when you are learning a new song and you play through the hole song with no mistakes.  :o ??? 8)
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General Discussion / Re: Swapping chambers
« Last post by Windjammer on August 17, 2019, 03:54:12 pm »
Very cool MikeOR. :) I need to remember to tell others about the reverse scale technique.
I remember reading about others that said it really helped them also. I just forgot to mention it to you. :(  Sorry. At least you figured it out. :)
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General Discussion / Re: Swapping chambers
« Last post by MikeOR on August 17, 2019, 03:34:25 pm »
I am, at last, getting to grips with the upper octave. I have found it a great help to start with "top" C and descend the scale, finally checking the  "middle" C with the "low" one on the  lower chamber.
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Share your musical journey / Re: Mist Covered Mountains
« Last post by Windjammer on August 17, 2019, 12:21:00 pm »
This is so beautiful. I had never here’d  this arrangement before. I always here’d it in a jig arrangement. Which totally changes the feel of the song. ??? :)

Thanks hoodsmom !!!
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General Discussion / Re: Swapping chambers
« Last post by Windjammer on August 17, 2019, 09:56:26 am »
The other thing to keep in mind is that the notes B,C,C#/Db and D overlap both lower and upper chambers. Which in the beginning can throw you off but later you are glad to have that note option available.  ;)
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General Discussion / Re: Possible heartbreak...
« Last post by Windjammer on August 17, 2019, 09:41:32 am »
Hey VTTrish. How is your playing coming along? Is it getting any better for you? ???
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