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New Podcast: Dave Stryker - Building Your Practice Roadmap


In this week’s episode of the ArtistWorks Music Series podcast, ArtistWorks CEO Patricia Butler sits down with master jazz guitar player and ArtistWorks instructor Dave Stryker to discuss the concept of building a practice roadmap, and the best approaches to making your practice time more efficient, productive, and successful. The show is available wherever you listen to podcasts, or you can listen here at ArtistWorks.


To become a master musician, especially in the jazz realm, you have to be committed to being a lifelong student. Practicing upwards of 8 hours per day is no rarity among dedicated jazz players. However, as with most things that require prolonged daily focus and attention, sometimes it can be difficult to stay motivated and inspired to pick up your instrument and practice.


“Sometimes if you feel that practicing is drudgery and something you don’t want to do, you’re not alone,” Dave explains. “That’s common for a lot of us. But, there are so many ways to get over that hump.”


Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player, Dave has specific techniques to help musicians of all levels stay motivated and inspired to pick up their instrument and practice.


“The most important thing is that you’re consistent,” Dave explains. “If you only have a half hour or an hour a day to practice, make sure to use it. On a technical level, it’s important for us guitar players to keep our fingers moving.”


To learn more about building a practice roadmap and ways you can improve your success and efficiency while practicing jazz guitar, listen to the full podcast with Dave Stryker here:





On the ArtistWorks Music Series, CEO Patricia Butler speaks with master musicians across all genres who teach at ArtistWorks. Join them as they dive deep into topics like becoming a musician, playing at all skill levels, and the journey of learning music.


Looking to dive into more music podcasts? You’ve come to the right place. Investigate previous episodes where plenty of topics are explored with fantastic, hand-selected, and knowledgeable guests.


Tune in for new episodes released every other Wednesday on all platforms, and don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show!



Jazz Guitar Lesson: Learning the Neck with Dave Stryker

ArtistWorks Music Series Podcast: Building Your Practice Roadmap with Craig & Sarah

Dave Stryker Interview: Peering Into a “Blue Soul”




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