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If you go back to the early development of "modern" music in the 17th and 18th centuries, there was a large system of conventions over this. Much of it was considered analogous to the conventions of rhetoric and oratory, based on classical Latin and Greek, and music was taught in conjunction with those subjects at "university level". For example Mozart, as a ...
You may know the basic theory behind scales, chords, and keys and how to apply them to the piano, but you still need to learn how to apply them to the guitar. You understand the basic concepts and that's great, but you still shouldn't skip around in any lesson because you'll need to know how it ties into your instrument. For example, you know how to build ...
There's a lot to learn, and a lot of ways to learn it and practice it, so of course, there's no single answer that will give you the best way to learn, but here are several things to work towards, not necessarily in any particular order. Active Listening Always ask questions about whatever you are listening to. What instruments are playing? What is it's ...
Practice longtones with crescendos and decrescendos, practice all your scales, and practice scales with different tongueing patterns like tongue slur, tongue two slur two, etc.
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