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What is a wast of time?

  • Scales

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Learning licks in 12 keys

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  • Long tones

    Votes: 4 3.5%
  • Overtones

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  • Learning to sight read

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  • Learning to sight transpose

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  • Transcribing

    Votes: 4 3.5%
  • Memorizing tunes

    Votes: 3 2.7%
  • Learning tunes in 12 keys

    Votes: 26 23.0%
  • None of the above

    Votes: 69 61.1%
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Re: What do you consider to be a wast of time ?

The only one I voted for was "Learning tunes in 12 keys".

If I practiced 8 hours a day maybe, but it's very unlikely that someone is going to call Body and Soul in E.

There are however a couple of tunes that I've learned in 2 or 3 different keys because they are sometimes called in those keys.
I have to respectfully disagree. Sure, playing Body and Soul in E may never show up in real life, but there is a lot to be gained from being able to play it in E - namely the effect it would have on your ear training. To me, playing in all 12 keys is more of an ear-training exercise than a music memorization exercise.

Of course, learning tunes in all 12 keys may not be the #1 most important thing to focus on, but I'd be hard pressed to label it, or anything else on the poll for that matter, a "waste of time."
 
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