This is just the same post as present in the practice agenda (your latest assignment that you are currently working on
). Assignment #4Lesson
I would like you to continue with the lesson you have started with some time ago during the MTP test phase with Kris: Alternate picking in thirds
I would like you to be able play all 4 patterns now, up and down all six strings, from this lesson at 80 bpm. You don't need to get it down at 100 bpm at this moment. The most important things to achieve currently are:
1) Continue working on your alternate picking technique (try to avoid the economy picking you did during the test phase
2) Further improve playing with correct rhythmic feel, playing with a beat.
3) Memorizing all 4 patterns which Muris is using in this lesson.
For playing advices I could only repeat what Kris already mentioned
before to you, and please be sure to warm-up before doing these exercises due to the figher stretches.
Once you have memorized all 4 patterns, I would like you to look into the notes you are actually playing.
The first 2 patterns are from the C major scale (C, D, E, F, G, A,
and the last 2 patterns are from the C minor scale (C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C). Please try to remember where the root note © is located in all those 4 patterns.
At this time I think it is also very good if you try to work a bit more on your theory. By memorizing these 4 scale patterns (these patterns are called - 3 notes per string patterns) you are already working on that. I would highly recommend you to take a look and thoroughly read the following Theory Lessons's from Andrew on the Wiki: Major Scales 101Natural Minor Scale3 notes per String lesson
and Enforcer's excellent lesson on 3 notes per String
If you don't get the part where they are talking about 'modes' don't worry too much. I will surely work with you to explain all these things in due time (e.g. during a chat session).
The main goal for these theory lessons, is to recognize the 4 '3 notes per string patterns' (out of 7 patterns that actually exist) you memorized in this lesson. During the next assignment I would like you to work on the 3 remaining patterns in order to have the full picture. At that time I will also explain further how you could use the knowledge of these 7 patterns in your playing. Deadline
It would be great if you could upload a video by the 22nd of February. And please let me know how you are progressing over the week. Extra assignments:
Please keep doing your warming-up exercise (the arpeggio minor/major triads) during all days. In addition, don't forget to regularly practice all the previous lessons I gave to you briefly each day. You can make it into a kind of practice schedule.
Good luck mate!