Welcome, Guest ( Login )

Essential Secrets 10: Practice the Way You Want to Play

28 September 2016

Essential Secrets


Compliments of performance coach/bassist David Motto

DAVID MOTTO

Secret 10:
Practice the Way You Want to Play

--

Creating the sound you desire

--

What you do in the practice room mirrors what will happen whenever you play. Performances can only be as strong as the preparation that led to them. If in your daily practicing you’re timid and unsure, prone to making errors, or sloppy with rhythms, you should expect your performances to be full of these weaknesses also.

While practicing bass, you are building neural pathways and teaching your muscles to perform specific sequences of motions. Your muscles will learn exactly what you have them do every day. They don’t have access to any additional information that will miraculously transform your playing. They learn exclusively what they practice. So, make sure that how you practice is really the way you want to play!

To have fun and to figure out how you truly want to sound, look at the practice room as a laboratory. Your job is to experiment with every technique you can think of. When you find a technique that speaks to you, pick it apart and figure out exactly how it works. Become an expert at it and perfect this skill. Keep an open mind about what is possible and don’t limit yourself to your current skill level. Your potential capabilities are boundless if you’re willing to train yourself carefully.

From your practice lab you’ll eventually develop the secret formula that becomes your unique sound. This sound is a combination of the specific skills you’ve mastered coupled with your own vision of exactly how you want to play. Your unique style will come from daily work teaching your muscles to shape every note you produce.

Keep a heightened level of intensity and focus when you practice. Never accept an outcome that’s only okay or that doesn’t meet your expectations—because your actions in the practice room will determine your results on stage.



Books by David Motto:



THE TEN MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO
THE TEN MINUTE
BASS VIRTUOSO
-EBOOK/PDF-
ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES FOR ELECTRIC BASS -- COMPLETE 3-VOL. SET
ESSENTIAL
SIGHTREADING STUDIES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS
COMPLETE 3-VOL. SET

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-



IN THE SPOTLIGHT

JIMI HENDRIX: THE COMPLETE SCORES
JIMI HENDRIX:
THE COMPLETE
SCORES
This masterwork contains vocal, guitar, bass and drum parts for 52 songs from four albums in its 1040 pages. Standard notation and TAB. Hardbound in purple velvet, with a slipcase. Magnificent.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
Also check out the
ONLINE COURSE

Tony Oppenheim's SLAP IT! will give rookies the right start and help pros refine their touch. Audio tracks included.

The ONLINE COURSE is a lifetime subscription that accesses more exercises and lessons. Like Volume 2 of SLAP IT!

EBOOKS

Save time and money (and reduce your carbon footprint!). Order books and transcriptions in easy-to-download PDF form. Read them on a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet, and print out pages as you wish.

Click here to check out our full list of EBOOKS (over 160 titles)

Click here for EBOOK download info and instructions

OUR NEWSLETTER

Sign up for our newsletter, THE LOWDOWN, and get the word on new products and happenings.


Preferred Email Format:


Your email address will be securely stored by MailChimp, our e-newsletter processor, and will never be shared with anyone, for any reason, period.

View the current issue of
THE LOWDOWN
.

BUY MORE AND SAVE

We offer discounts based on the number of titles purchased in a single order. You will see the discounts automatically applied during checkout.
3-5
5% off
6-9
10% off
10 or more
15% off
PLEASE NOTE:
Discounts apply to merchandise only, not shipping fees.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES FOR BASS, 3 Vol. set
ESSENTIAL
SIGHTREADING
STUDIES FOR BASS
3-VOLUME SET
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
These three books from David Motto make up one of the great sightreading resources of all time. Available singly or as a set, in print or ebook form, with accompanying audio.

GETTING STARTED

Just learning your way around the bass? We'll start you right.

Click here to see all our Beginners titles.

PLAY BASS TODAY
PLAY BASS TODAY
Teach yourself to play bass guitar at your own pace. Includes CD with instruction and backing tracks.

BEGINNING ELECTRIC BASS
BEGINNING
ELECTRIC BASS
Part one of a three-part series, this book introduces music theory, scales and chords. Learn to build cool bass lines.

Click here to see all our Beginners titles.

LET'S GET SOCIAL


Facebook Twitter




Perfect Pitch Ear Training Course





A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
0 Item(s)
US$0.00