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Todd Simpson
post Aug 3 2012, 02:33 AM
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I shot this as a test of my new guitar cam but then I realized it shows a good bit of what the right hand is doing when it's picking briskly and gives an angle that you don't get looking straight on.

Take a look and watch the angle of the hand, picking motion, economy of strike arch, etc. and see if you can cull some secrets of Shred!



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post Aug 3 2012, 04:18 AM
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I see how you do it now! I'm trying to do it, but my right hand isn't my dominant hand, so I struggle getting the motion smooth. It kinda just goes all over the place laugh.gif


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post Aug 3 2012, 04:24 AM
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QUOTE (Mudbone @ Aug 2 2012, 11:18 PM) *
I see how you do it now! I'm trying to do it, but my right hand isn't my dominant hand, so I struggle getting the motion smooth. It kinda just goes all over the place laugh.gif


START SLOW! smile.gif That's the real secret to be honest. I played this type of thing at a snails pace during several movies until I could keep good form and not look at the neck. Then the speed sorta happened by itself. Handy!


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post Aug 3 2012, 04:28 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Aug 2 2012, 11:24 PM) *
START SLOW! smile.gif That's the real secret to be honest. I played this type of thing at a snails pace during several movies until I could keep good form and not look at the neck. Then the speed sorta happened by itself. Handy!


I'm gonna try to doing while watching The Expendables tonight biggrin.gif


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post Aug 3 2012, 04:30 AM
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QUOTE (Mudbone @ Aug 2 2012, 11:28 PM) *
I'm gonna try to doing while watching The Expendables tonight biggrin.gif


Good plan! Here is my practice vid from tonight watching GHOST BUSTERS.



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post Aug 3 2012, 01:29 PM
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Do you think it would make a difference what kind of movie you are watching ?? biggrin.gif

If it's a horror then you might keep jumping and screwing up your flow..

If it's a romantic movie you may just settle into a slower and slower pace until you stop..

If it's action you might get too pumped up and put loads of muscle into it..

So, the question is:

What's the perfect type of movie/programme to watch whilst cycling technique ? laugh.gif


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post Aug 3 2012, 03:18 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 3 2012, 08:29 AM) *
So, the question is:

What's the perfect type of movie/programme to watch whilst cycling technique ? laugh.gif


Dramas, you have a little bit of everything. Lots of talking where you can see you are staying in time and it looks right. Just till something happens and you speed up with excitement as your approaching a climax!

I've been watching Breaking Bad with my playing.


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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 3 2012, 08:29 AM) *
So, the question is:

What's the perfect type of movie/programme to watch whilst cycling technique ? laugh.gif


Action! The rat-a-tat-tat of machine gun fire can substitute a metronome blink.gif


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post Aug 3 2012, 04:26 PM
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Both very valid suggestions. cool.gif

What about a long historical epic..? Not too exciting that it makes your pick fly out of your hand and not too schmoozy, romantic that it makes you all warm inside and forget to play.. wink.gif


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post Aug 3 2012, 04:36 PM
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I suggest the Twilight movies...


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Can't play the guitar while watching movies. I have to hold my wife's hand and with other hand I'll eat popcorn or drink.

Haahaha cool.gif


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post Aug 3 2012, 08:16 PM
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Good question! smile.gif I usually watch movies I've seen before when practicing. Don't need to be too distractced!

I'd say longer films like LORD OF THE RINGS work well as they let you practice longer without realizing your doing it smile.gif

Any TRILOGY works for the same reason. Even if not a trilogy.

1.)Star Wars
2.)Lord of the Rings
3.)Terminator

But I gotta say GHOSTBUSTERS make a great practice movie! Good pacing smile.gif

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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 3 2012, 08:29 AM) *
Do you think it would make a difference what kind of movie you are watching ?? biggrin.gif

If it's a horror then you might keep jumping and screwing up your flow..

If it's a romantic movie you may just settle into a slower and slower pace until you stop..

If it's action you might get too pumped up and put loads of muscle into it..

So, the question is:

What's the perfect type of movie/programme to watch whilst cycling technique ? laugh.gif



QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Aug 3 2012, 11:36 AM) *
I suggest the Twilight movies...


Egad man! Why would you even suggest such a thing?

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post Aug 3 2012, 11:38 PM
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I practice a lot while watching old westerns. Since you pretty much know whats going to happen in all of them, you can practice and not be too distracted! smile.gif


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Foreign movies with subtitles. Reading really while playing really exercises the motor memory skills biggrin.gif


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post Aug 4 2012, 02:35 AM
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QUOTE (casinostrat @ Aug 3 2012, 06:38 PM) *
I practice a lot while watching old westerns. Since you pretty much know whats going to happen in all of them, you can practice and not be too distracted! smile.gif


Well said smile.gif It's the same for me, movies I know back and forth make great practice watching.


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post Aug 4 2012, 10:37 AM
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post Aug 16 2012, 09:26 AM
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The problem about practicing while watching a movie is that you should be alone, otherwise the other person might not really enjoy the movie ;-) But yeah, practicing in front of the tv is a classic! Did it myself last night, while watching "Unknown Identity", boring movie, but my playing was good ;-)


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post Aug 17 2012, 08:50 AM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Aug 16 2012, 04:26 AM) *
The problem about practicing while watching a movie is that you should be alone, otherwise the other person might not really enjoy the movie ;-) But yeah, practicing in front of the tv is a classic! Did it myself last night, while watching "Unknown Identity", boring movie, but my playing was good ;-)


Very True smile.gif Can you imagine it? Your watching a movie with your gal, "Hey babe, I"m gonna shred non stop while we watch this flick ok?" hehehehe.

if you get a chance, record some of your practice while movie watching! I'm sure everyone else would like to see as well. I recorded this chunk during ghost busters and you can actually hear the dialogue in the background as the mics were still on. hehehehe.

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post Aug 17 2012, 09:01 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Aug 17 2012, 08:50 AM) *
Very True smile.gif Can you imagine it? Your watching a movie with your gal, "Hey babe, I"m gonna shred non stop while we watch this flick ok?" hehehehe.


My poor girlfriend !

'I'm just gonna sit here playing the same note over and over whilst you watch The Hotel Inspector, is that ok ?' smile.gif


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I'm sure your girlfriend will understand ;-) What about taking our guitars with us to the cinema to do some practicing there? tongue.gif


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