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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.


LEARN MORE: Want to learn jazz guitar from a master musician like Dave Stryker? Try a free jazz guitar lesson now!


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:




If you’re interested in studying the jazz guitar and learning even more about Dave’s approaches to growing as a musician, check out his online guitar lessons right here at ArtistWorks!


“I’ve spent a long time playing, practicing, and teaching,” Dave explains. “I like to get right into the good stuff. I keep my students focused on the skills that I use everyday on the gig and on records.”



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!


Want to get started on overcoming the roadblock on your musical journey with our online music lessons? Try out some free music lessons with any of our master musicians and learn from the best!



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