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Tflava's Bootcamp
Todd Simpson
Feb 15 2021, 05:46 AM
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You've got the ECON and a good bit of speed going here soldier! Super congrats on that. This one really is all about being able to do that two down stroke, econ picking group. It's almost a short sweep type thing. Econ picking can prepare your hand for sweep licks in that it gets you used to doing more than one down stroke while move up the strings. When you transition to sweep picking, it's more a "rake" type motion but moving the pick in the same direction without reversing the direction of the pick is something that gets in foundation in licks like this. Also, you do very well on the metronome synch here. If the synch drifts, it all falls apart but you keep the synch nice and tight!

Th ONE ISSUE I hear is that once you speed up, it sounds like your mute on the E isn't quite solid as I can hear an open E string Each time you strike the first note and head to the next string. It keeps happening each time. Granted this is only one note and it's not the focus of this mission so it's not going to keep you from moving forward. It's worth trying to isolate this though as it will come up again. When you play this video back can you hear the open E string ringing? See if you can hear it as well.

As for now you just..

LEVELED UP!!!

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QUOTE (tflava @ Feb 14 2021, 05:05 PM) *
He Sarge,

Last week i practiced the bootcamp mission again after a one week break smile.gif

Here is mission 15 with the economy picking. I tried to get the maximum speed out of it but still keeps the note seperated.



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Feb 15 2021, 09:44 PM
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Hey sarge.
i can hear it ringing.
I think its because of the sweep movement i lose attention to muting.
Next excercise i will focus on muting againg.
thanks.

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Todd Simpson
Feb 17 2021, 08:30 AM
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Just something worth noting. I'm sure you'll sort it!

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QUOTE (tflava @ Feb 15 2021, 04:44 PM) *
Hey sarge.
i can hear it ringing.
I think its because of the sweep movement i lose attention to muting.
Next excercise i will focus on muting againg.
thanks.

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tflava
Feb 22 2021, 07:21 PM
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Hey sarge,

Here is my mission 16. I focussed on also palm muting the low E string.
I noticed that from 100 bpm everything is harder to keep clean and is hear more guitar noise.
This recording day wasnt my best day but i think that this excersise really helped my economy picking smile.gif



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Todd Simpson
Feb 23 2021, 04:43 AM
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Well fought Soldier! This one is all about the ECON picking. Shapes like this combine several elements at once which is what makes it difficult to play. The most important thing is the econ picking on this one. Without Econ, this lick gets much more awkward to play. With econ picking, it's a lot more smooth. It's built so that the fretting hand will need to use the pinky, which you do well! It's also built so that econ works better than alt picking. Econ picking can feel very odd at first, but once your hand gets used ot it, it can really open your playing. The only issue I see/hear is that your palm mute seems to be allowing a bit of string noise to get through but when one speeds up, muting and everything else get more difficult. The angle of your hand might be the issue. See if you can pull your guitar around to the left a bit more so that when your hand plants on the bridge, its' easier to get it flat on the trem and do a more complete mute. You've got this one sorted. Time to move forward!

You just..

LEVELED UP!

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QUOTE (tflava @ Feb 22 2021, 02:21 PM) *
Hey sarge,

Here is my mission 16. I focussed on also palm muting the low E string.
I noticed that from 100 bpm everything is harder to keep clean and is hear more guitar noise.
This recording day wasnt my best day but i think that this excersise really helped my economy picking smile.gif



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tflava
Feb 28 2021, 09:24 PM
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Hello Sarge,

here is my mission 17.
The last bit was a bit too fastbut i wanted to give it a try.
I also recored a pentatonic lick which i practieced this week.





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Todd Simpson
Mar 1 2021, 04:39 AM
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Very well fought Soldier!!! There are a lot of moving parts in this one bit. We are using every single string on this one which is a good way to show me if there are any gaps in your mute. Also, this one focuses on synch and use of the pinky. These three elements are something we will come to time and again as they are all three critical in becoming a better player. Let's break kit down.

PALM MUTE: Your palm mute technique has improved quite a bit since you started Bootcamp. It's very solid. No string noise or random gaps in your mute. You keep it centered and avoid too much up down movement as you traverse strings. Also your pick hand is opened up a bit which allows the hand to mute more of the strings. When palm muting with a close fist approach, it's very hard to get everything muted. Nicely done!


HAND SYNCH: With so many notes and so much traverse, there are plenty of chances to miss a single note and wreck the entire thing. You make it all the way through up and down and don't miss anything. Nice!!! Your synch has also improved with each mission. keep it up!! It's gonna get trickier!


PINKY POWER: Great to see you are using the pinky and not relying on just the first three fingers. On the mid and lower frets its very important to use the pinky. It's the weakest finger so the more work you give it the better. It's responding well to your intent!!!

With so much back and forth and traverse, it's easy to get lost in this lick and mess it up. Thats why it has so many notes and so much back and forth and traverse. I want to see your hands talking to each other over a very long note sequence to see if any problems show up. Smooth as glass Soldier!

I also liked your lick at the end. You play it very well! I did notice one bit that might need a pinch more work. The final note is a vibrato ring out. Your vibrato technique here is a bit shallow and tepid. Ideally it should start almost still, then swell up to a very wide and deep vibrato. You can work on your vibrato by just focusing on a single note and working your vibrato. Record it, watch it back, see how it's going, and repeat. The best way is to watch yourself and see what it sounds like when you are not playing it at the time. I see you are using a one finger vibrato technique. I use this often as well. here is a recent solo of mine where I use quite a bit of single finger vibrato. Watch this video carefully and see if you can tell the difference between our vibrato technique. See if you can emulate what I'm doing here.




You just...

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QUOTE (tflava @ Feb 28 2021, 04:24 PM) *
Hello Sarge,

here is my mission 17.
The last bit was a bit too fastbut i wanted to give it a try.
I also recored a pentatonic lick which i practieced this week.





Thanks.
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tflava
Mar 1 2021, 12:36 PM
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Hé Sarge..
Thanks a lot. I will continue with the next lesson 😁

About the vibrato. In the original lick there is nog vibrato but its one of my weakest techniques so ill try to use it when possible when practicing. My vibrato is better than before but not where i want it to be. You have a real good vibrato and ill keep working on it and try to use it with my hand like you do. Thanks.

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Mar 2 2021, 02:06 AM
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It's a good idea to throw some vibrato in whenever possible. It's a technique that can always use a bit more work. So even if it's not mentioned in the tab, if you can find a spot for it, please do throw in some vibrato! smile.gif

QUOTE (tflava @ Mar 1 2021, 07:36 AM) *
Hé Sarge..
Thanks a lot. I will continue with the next lesson 😁

About the vibrato. In the original lick there is nog vibrato but its one of my weakest techniques so ill try to use it when possible when practicing. My vibrato is better than before but not where i want it to be. You have a real good vibrato and ill keep working on it and try to use it with my hand like you do. Thanks.

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Hello Sarge,

Here is lesson 18. I'll have to say that i didnt practice this lesson a lot.
I was quite buissy with some other things.
I just made an improvisation where i lived in the moment.
but im also working on the synthwave collab.
Is it ok to move on to the tapping lesson smile.gif



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