Scott Gailor

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Practice vs Playing

 

Practice vs Playing 

How do I make the most of my practice time?

First off there is a huge difference between playing and practicing. 

Playing things that you already know is not practicing in my mind. Practice should be about learning something new. Not playing the same ole stock licks. 

You need a plan. A simple "practice" plan. Make a list, things you want to improve on, goals, both short term and long term. 

Break your routine down into simple small chunks. 

Here is a sample. 

Scales - 20 minutes 

Chords - 15 minutes

Song(s) - 10 minutes a piece 

Licks - 10 minutes etc

An egg timer or the alarm on a phone will help you stay on the course. 

Remember practice should be just that, practice. Having a practice schedule helps. 

Now with all this being said. There is absolutely nothing wrong with just playing! Running though things you know and enjoy. Most of all have fun! 

One last thought. You should play at a little everyday, just to keep your hands in shape. 

It's funny for me practice is almost zen like, very close to Meditation. I almost guilty if I don't play or practice everyday. 

Nothing happens overnight. It takes desire, discipline and dedication to improve as not only a guitar player but a musician. 

Happy Saturday 

SG


Summer Namm 2015

 

Ok a ton of Summer Namm questions

Q: Which booth(s) will you be at?

A: I will be at The DialTone Pickup booth. But I will be swinging by all my friends booths as well!

Q: Can I get a cd?

A: Yes! I'll CDs, picks and some swag. 

Q: How can I find you?

A: I'm pretty easy to spot lol, but you can message me on FB.

Q: Will you be doing any lessons while in Nashville, maybe at School of Rock?

A: Haven't spoke to School of Rock yet. But I can do a few lessons at the hotel. 

Q: Any show plans?

A: One in the works, but nothing set in stone. 

Q: What guitars are you bringing?

A: My new Tele if she is ready, a Strat and my Boulder Creek 

Q: Will you have Bias/Jamup Pro with you?

A: Yes can't do Namm without my iPad and Bias!

More updates to come!

Can't wait meet new friends and get  caught up with the old ones!

SG

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Cd questions

So lots of cd questions today. 

Q: Where can I get the actual physical cd?
A: Only one place right now. My site! www.scottgailor.com

Q: How much is it at.......?
A: ITunes $9.90
    Emusic $9.99/$5.99
    My site $11.00 shipped and signed 
    My site DL cards $6 bucks shipped and signed. 

Q: Can you shipped Cds internationally?
A: YES! Please send me a PM and I can set it up. It will ship USPS and cost about $17 bucks shipped and signed!  It should also be available in all the ITunes markets for download!

Q: When will the guitar picks be back Instock?
A: I'm shooting for end of March 

Hope that answers all the questions!

SG


 

 

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