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Hi Gab

I’m in trouble right now
The instructors noticed my picking defect.
Today this bad technique prevents me from evolving.

I will try to correct but I am very frustrated, I want to give up and stop the guitar so the task seems difficult.
Fix a defect slowly works, as soon as I speed up the natural immediately returns

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Hi MisterM! We are always fixing defects and improving. Playing guitar is infinite! The key is to enjoy playing guitar, to enjoy the journey, there is not a real goal to achieve. I've seen you improving a lot as a guitarist. You've improved your timing, groove, dynamics, expressing techniques, legato.... now it's time to work on alternate picking. Cool!

On the other hand, there are great guitarists like Tom Quayle or Nick Johnston who say that they are not good at picking, and that's why they created their own style based on other techniques like legato and hybrid picking. The same happens with Steve Vai. He had a problem in his right hand and he should focus more on legato and other techniques.

Finally, Petrucci is a picking monster, but I've heard him talking with Tom Quayle about "legato" as one of his weakness.

We all have limitations.

If you want, we can work on your AP here too. Share what's happening with your technique, and if possible a video showing the problem so I can give you my point of view and suggestions.

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Hi Gab,

Thank you for those comforting words
For the moment I’m working on my picking on the licks 2a
I try to make small movements using the thumb

I’ll check the videos for effectiveness, I’ll share them with you

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Ok mate! Nice to know that my words helped! I'll wait for your vids.

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Hi Gab

I have gained new confidence in myself
I am at work until tomorrow, (fire station 24 hours on call)
I can’t make any video so I made 2 audio take with "NI guitar rig soft"

There is still work to progress on the licks a
I will work the licks b when these are ok

https://soundcloud.com/manu-ras/licks-a-only

2 is thrill is gone.
I learned phrasing until 29 sec, then I try to

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Wou! This is epic my friend! Great tone, feel, groove and playing. This is the proof that hard work pays!

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Thank you Gab smile.gif

This morning for 30 minutes I set my DVMARK Multiamp for recording with cubase.
I finally found a tone that looks like my orange cab... I saved preset..I'm happy it's a good step...

I still have work on the quick licks precision but I think I will record the first part soon...
Then I would try to synchronize part 2.....

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Nice news my friend! Great to see you inspired and motivated!

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Hi Gab

I submitted my video to the REC section
I hope you love it

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Yeah mate!! It's a very cool take! I've just commented a bit there but you already know the things that you need to practice. It passed, I gave you a 7, just to let room to improve the faster licks, give more feeling/groove, and make your vibrato more natural.

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hi Gab

thank you for grading and advices

Here 2 rec slow + accelerated video in order to project me in time

First :
Work 40 BPM legato part phrasing modern progressif
I try to make better day after day.
Work speed is good ? hand movement are good or bad ?




2d :
I try to apply "kris method" thumb...
I don't feel this thing.. I try but I don't understand

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Hi MisterM!

It's cool to see this videos with speed increased because you can hear if the work is correct or not. I can notice in the first video that you need to cross strings smoother when playing the first legato part. Can you hear how the patterns sound like divided when fasten it up?
Focus on the connection between strings. Your hand position and overall technique looks very good. You can increase a bit the practice tempo.

Regarding the second video, this is trickier for me because I use a different technique which doesn't involve fingers movement. I think that the best would be to call Kris to check this one. I'm writing him right now to check this video.


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QUOTE (MisterM @ Nov 30 2020, 09:36 AM) *
2d :
I try to apply "kris method" thumb...
I don't feel this thing.. I try but I don't understand



Excellent - this is the exercise that will allow you to work specifically on the thumb joint movement. To remind you - this technique is what gives me personally most speed and flexibility in picking.

To really hone in on this exercise I would actually advise you totally lock your wrist movement (don't move it at all) so that the thumb joint does all the picking movement. This will not really allow fast picking (unless you play on one string only) - but it will boost your technique. So later, when you try to pick normally, you will start feeling the difference.

It's all about isolating the different "sub techniques" - so that when you put it together your picking will be turbo charged. 👌

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