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Practice Progression

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by td1368, Mar 15, 2002.


  1. td1368

    td1368

    Jan 9, 2001
    Philadelphia
    I consider myself somewhat of an intermediate player. I usually play every other week at church.
    I know enough to learn the songs quickly however I don't know enogugh to excel.

    I had to stop taking lessons due to financial resons about 4 months ago. I've been trying to self study but I've been having a hard time of it. In particular focusing on an areas of improvement. I need to startup lessons soon.

    My question for the people in this forum. Is there a progression of musical topics to study? How do concepts build on each other?
     
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Good example is this:

    You need to know the major and minor scales in order to understand triads and modes.

    You need to understand triads in order to understand extensions.

    You need to understand extensions in order to understand chord substitutions.

    You need to understand chords in order to understand building bass lines.

    Etc.