Practice and Musical Maturity

On this week's Thursday Live Lesson, the guys are joined by our favorite music guru: Mike Odo. They discuss everything from practice and musical maturity to stressing over music related deadlines. Mike shares some of his best practice tips for both beginners and more advanced players. He also talks about the demands of being a performing musician and learning how to play a wide range of music, quickly. The guys also explore the marks of a mature musician and the true purpose of playing music.

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Questions Asked this Week:
1:45 Do you have any tips for practicing?

10:15 Practicing in Different Keys

19:40 The purpose of practicing scales and quality over quantity.

26:30 The ability to play anything, quickly.

33:20 Musical Maturity

46:25 Mike's Connect the Dots Challenge

50:05 How should you divide up your practice time?

56:15 Practice Logs, Planning, and Measuring Progress

1:02:45 Aldrine's story of his recent and stressful music deadline.

1:08:30 What college did Mike go to?

References/resources for this video:
Live Lesson - Replay (Aldrine talks about practice vs playing)
Live Lesson - Replay (Aldrine talks about how to structure your practice time)
Uke Minutes - Mastering Difficult Chords

Live Lesson - Replay (Mike talks more about Learning Scales)
Improvement Systems - Mastering Your Fretboard
Youtube - Bohemian Rhapsody (Jake Shimabukuro)
Improvement Systems - Practice Sessions

Youtube - David Pack
Youtube - Bonnie McKee Performs California Gurls
Youtube - Haleʻiwa Hula (Karlie G, Aldrine Guerrero and Willie K.)
Youtube - For Once in My Life (Karlie G, Aldrine Guerrero and Willie K.)
UU+ Solos - Tequila

Youtube - Chuck Berry & John Lennon (Skip to 1:50 for ...the incident)
Youtube - Victor Wooten
Youtube - Ernie Watts & Kerem Gorsev
Youtube - Ernie Watts

Youtube - Steve Vai
Youtube - Eric Clapton
Youtube - B.B. King
Youtube - Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

Ukulele 102 - Week 1: Warming Up Your Ukulele
Master Class - Chris Salvador
UU+ Forum - Practice Logs
UU+ Forum - Open Mic

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