Amy Mantis


Practice Schedule Part One

I'm working on a video for "When Love Comes To Town" by U2 an B.B. King and it's taking much longer than I thought.  It's for the solo, and the breakdown of it is troubling me because I keep forgetting the order of it.  I know, bad fan/guitar player for not remembering a B.B. King solo.  He'll understand I'm trying to do it right.


About that schedule.  Here's the 60 minute breakdown:

10 minute warmup (finger exercises, 40BPM two minutes each of quarter, eighth, triplets, and 16th notes, then one minute of quintuplets and sextuplets)
10 minutes of a major scale in random key, three octaves, modal, etc (50 to 80BPM)
10 minutes of sight-reading (Reading Studies for Guitar by Bill Leavitt, 46BPM)
30 minutes of whatever song I'm working on.  Lately it's been "Power To Love" by Hendrix/Band of Gypsies

That's what it is now.  I try to do it before 12PM, but I don't always.  I do find it's harder to squeeze it in afterwards though.  There's probably a study on that matter.