All the Freebies Below
One goal in my own practice, with my students, and in the 6-Bullet Saturday newsletter is to keep things practical and useful and inexpensive.
Below you’ll find links to all the free and/or cheap stuff I’ve found to help boost the quality of my practice.
Here’s something you can put to use in any practice session:
- free printable staff paper;
- a simple printable practice journal;
- piano keyboard with note names,
- guitar fretboard with note names,
- circle of fifths,
- musical terms and markings;
- major, minor, pentatonic, and blues scales along with patterns to practice (in treble clef) and a
- scale practice checklist.
They’re taken from the “extras page” that goes along with Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music, a book I wrote for my students nearly 20 years ago because there was nothing like it on the market. There still isn’t.
And while I’m at it, check out this great, free poster (see below) to remind yourself and your students about the power of mindsets. Also free and printable. It’s from chapter 6 of The Practice of Practice.
- Free mini-course on jamming and improvising. This SUPER basic stuff, meant for absolute beginners, middle-school students and up.