Daily practice routines?

Othrelo
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Joined: March 12th, 2013, 12:55 am

January 11th, 2015, 3:57 pm #1

The topic really states it all I would like to know what people on TON do for their daily practice routine?

Do you just play songs or do you have actual exercises that you play?

Do you use the STL method books, do you use the Mezzeti Ocarina Tutor or even some other form of book?

I am trying to solidify my own practice habits and these questions crossed my mind. I am also considering creating my own method book because the ones I have used I found a lack of consistent teaching from the beginner level all the way to the transition into a performer.

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Robert Hickman
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January 11th, 2015, 5:16 pm #2

Playing intervals, like the bottom of this page, is useful to do especially slowly while plonked in front of a tuner:

http://pureocarinas.com/playing-techniq ... ath-curve/

Look for tune fragments you're having problems with and practice them in isolation.
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Lekauf
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January 11th, 2015, 6:43 pm #3

I's like to know this as well. Currently I just play through some songs and do the scales a few times. I feel like I need to do the scales more often though. Also, OP, that show was amazing. Them feels.
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Gabbb
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January 11th, 2015, 8:58 pm #4

I'm using stl method book and i have to say it's really well done, the right indications at the right time, each lesson is divided like so: First some exercises to understand the topic, then some songs to practice what you learned.. But it works better if you study daily ofc
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PappyBadger
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January 11th, 2015, 10:31 pm #5

I mostly play scales and then songs im trying to learn
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January 12th, 2015, 3:42 am #6

I use the STL method book but I also try to do scales and intervals.
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Zero Tolerance
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January 12th, 2015, 4:17 am #7

I just practice/play whatever is on my to do list of hopeful covers.

But that's just me.
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January 12th, 2015, 12:23 pm #8

I usually just play some songs I have already learned, and then start learning new ones.
From time to time I check with a tuner and adjust a bit, especially the low notes since I tend to blow too hard after I have played a bit, but I don't do that as a "daily" practice routine :)
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cheesewizz
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January 12th, 2015, 10:19 pm #9

I write my own practice sheets and then play them out whenever I can. I'm currently playing thirds and arpeggios in various keys.
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