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Todd Simpson
post Jul 13 2018, 09:43 PM
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By George I think he's got it! smile.gif You've got a good handle on the picking and muting required by this lick. It's still obviously far from smooth and flowing, but that just takes repetition. The hard part is the part you have already completed. Playing the picking sequence without mistakes. The rest will come with time. You are playing properly and picking properly and muting properly. It's just a pinch stiff as you are still getting your brain wrapped around it as a cogent "thing". The really good news is that once you do get this burned in to your neurons it will open up an entirely new world of playing guitar. There are licks that just don't work well without being able to do this type of picking and there are many players that simply never take the time and make the effort to come to grips econ picking and as a result, they have serious limitations on what they are able to play.

I've learned as an instructor that I can't just notate the pick strikes for one loop of a given pattern, because folks may not be able to remember the strike pattern. So I"ll be putting in more pick notation for sure smile.gif THanks for the heads up there!
Keep at this one. It's a crucial part of being a well rounded player and you are not quite all the way comfy in it yet. However, you are playing the lick, keeping it in time, and muted, so you just......
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Thanks for your help Todd,

Up until last night I wasn't any better than my practise take above so I am quite pleased with this. It's a bit robotic but I'm sure in time as it gets internalised it will be more relaxed.

What do you think? I'm amazed that it took to putting the pick strokes into GP file to manage it. Maybe you've learnt something as a teacher too? That would be cool.

Oh, I don't come in on beat either rolleyes.gif

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post Jul 13 2018, 10:23 PM
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Thanks Todd,
I really wouldn't mind if you want to cancel my "badge up" and wait for a better take. I will really work on this, as I said I would have naturally picked that way back in the day.
Cheers buddy

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post Jul 14 2018, 04:51 AM
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You've earned it! It's more important that you keep moving forward than get too stuck on any one drill or lesson or mission. I know this goes against the grain of your natural instincts, but it's something that's worth spending mental energy to try to address IMHO. In the long run, learning new things and maintaining a general forward direction is the most important thing. Repetition happens along the way as time progresses. I know it's tempting to want to reach a level of mastery on something before moving on to something else, but I've seen that instinct eat many players alive and spit them out as burned out husks. Once you have a given drill/bit/sequence down, head toward the next one and just put the ones you know on repeat during warm up, practice, cool down, whenever you can toss one in.

It's a long road after all. Momentum is important. It's easy to lose momentum when one gets too focused on a given chunk of notes. In the thousands of repetitions of various chunks of notes to come, things will smooth out in their own good time. smile.gif
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Thanks Todd 7,
I really wouldn't mind if you want to cancel my "badge up" and wait for a better take. I will really work on this, as I said I would have naturally picked that way back in the day.
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post Jul 14 2018, 08:10 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jul 14 2018, 04:51 AM) *
I've seen that instinct eat many players alive and spit them out as burned out husks.


I was there last year mate, against Gab"s advice I ploughed on for months at one thing and was regressing.

I still can't believe the leap forward putting the picking notation in gave me. I still can't understand why I forgot the picking pattern when I moved position. Its a very interesting but frustrating issue.

I'll make this a part of my warm up for sure.

Cheers buddy.

Phil

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post Jul 14 2018, 06:55 PM
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I"m glad that you worked through it! I've seen folks get stuck on things and it's a bit awful to watch. The good news is you worked through it smile.gif Keep moving!
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I was there last year mate, against Gab"s advice I ploughed on for months at one thing and was regressing.

I still can't believe the leap forward putting the picking notation have me. I still can't understand why I forgot the picking layer when I moved position. Its a very interesting but frustrating issue.

I'll make this a pay off my warm up for sure.

Cheers buddy.

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There it is!! This is a tricky bit of picking to be sure. It's roughly based on TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES by Paul Gilbert (was originally in a band called RACER X then MR BIG just for those reading who may not know his pedigree). Paul does everything alternate pick, he is not a huge fan of econ picking. I actually play some of his alt pick bits using econ. This is one of those but you can play this lick any way that works well as far as I'm concerned since this is more about the lick than how it's being played. It's a very rythmic lick and the accents are very very easy to mess up but you've got a good hand on it!! This makes a handy warm up as most of these do. Well done!! You just....
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That was PERFECT. This one sounds easy til one plays it. The constat econ picking often makes folks stumble quite a bit. You didn't miss a single note, you even did the vibrato on the end note. Great job picking on this one. Synch is very tight and muting is spot on as well. Being able to econ pick like this is key to being able to play a huge variety of tricky licks. It's something few people can play. Very well done. You just....
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