That’s Not A Musical Exercise, I don’t Like it!

You hear exercises being described as unmusical very often. But how much sense does it make to label a jazz guitar exercise as unmusical? When we practice then it is maybe more about looking at the skill we are improving than whether an exercise is musical or not?
In this video, I am discussing this and also going over some common misconceptions about different types of guitar practice like metronome practice.

0:00 Intro
0:19 Avoid Un-musical exercises?
1:05 Unmusical Exercise Exercise #1
1:20 Unmusical like Pat Metheny
1:51 The Musical Exercise in a “Facebook video”
2:38 Skills involved
2:53 What is the point of an Exercise?
3:47 Unmusical Exercise #2
4:07 Benefits of Robotic Exercises
4:56 Unmusical Exercise #3
5:07 How It sounds and What it is
5:40 What you learn!
6:57 Unmusical Exercise #4
7:08 Innovation is the tradition in Jazz
7:26 Just Try something!
8:01 What Is Your Opinion on Musical/unmusical exercises?
8:21 Like the video? Check out my Patreon Page!

The Backing Track that I am playing a horrible solo over is this track from Quist: Quist Jam Track:

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