If you've ever wondered how your favorite musicians got really good at what they do, the answer is: Creative and Fun Practicing. Yes, practicing can be as creative and exciting as playing polished versions of tunes!
This workshop deals with super-creative ways to develop skills that emerge directly from the tunes you're playing, so the application is already there. Forget Scales and Arpeggios (unless they occur in the tunes your playing of course). Each tune presents its own set of characteristics that can be spun into exercises that not only solve technical problems, but can also be used within the tunes right away. The main thing Josh will show is how to develop your own practicing tools that can be applied in each circumstance you encounter, including:
1. Creating patterns and sequences that come from the melodies you are playing
2. Isolating fragments that repeat in the tune and spinning them round and round
3. Strategizing how to navigate the most difficult parts of the piece
4. Developing emergency exits from parts of the tune where you might stumble
And much, much more. This may be the most useful workshop you'll ever attend, with dividends paid out for years to come.