Incremental Growth Log

Instrument/Skill: Engineering/Producing
Current Mantra:
Use your DAW to reduce recording time, especially when experimenting
Next Task:
Cubase basics Make a beat in Ableton Live
Completed:
Ableton Live basics
Purchased monitors
Selecting and placing monitors
Mic placement

Instrument/Skill: Guitar
Current Mantra: Practice until you can’t get it wrong
Next Task: Elementary Jazz Chords C-Diminished 3-String Sweep
Completed: C-minor 3-String Sweep
C-Major 3-String Sweep
Change song key without capo

Instrument/Skill: Songwriting
Current Mantra:
An interesting chord progression will inspire a melody
Next Task:
Turn chord progressions into intervals/degrees
Completed:
Chord harmonization

Instrument/Skill: Bass
Current Mantra:
Each finger should apply just enough pressure to eliminate buzzing
Next Task:
Writing walking bass lines
Completed:
Alternate picking

Instrument/Skill: Drums
Current Mantra:
Dynamics and melodies are just as important as rhythm
Next Task:
Inverted double strokes
Completed:
RLKK drum fill
Amen Break
Train Beat
Alternating bass drum (singles)

Instrument/Skill: Piano/Keyboard
Current Mantra:
Try playing passages from memory to practice identifying and recalling notes
Next Task:
Phrasing like other instruments
Completed: