Basic Practice Method

This is my practice routine in a nutshell.

1. Do Gigs

This means ANY performance/playing. A gig, a session, a recording, a broadcast, a snippet posted on Instagram/Facebook/YouTube/etc., jamming with your mates, an audition, playing for yourself, playing for an imaginary friend, your cat, whatever.

The point is that you’re putting it out there, making it into blood and guts.

2. Learn Pieces

Learning things to play. Tunes, solos, ideas, licks and so on.


So evaluate your practice like that: How much ‘Doing’ did I do this week? How many pieces did I learn?