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Todd Simpson
post Aug 31 2019, 07:16 AM
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In this Quick Lick, we use a pattern that has open and closed fretting as well as string traverse. It's a drill that I also shared with MISTER M to work on "Circle Picking"/Articulating the pick with the Thumb/First Finger. You can pick this any way you like. It's built so that it will encourage your hand to find a balance between economic and alternate picking. Start slow. This is one of the best picking drills I've ever come up with. Give it a whirl!!

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post Sep 3 2019, 08:56 PM
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Finally, you know I'm rubbish at remembering patterns, I've just managed to get this down at 30% without looking at the TAB laugh.gif

Now for some speeding up wink.gif



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post Sep 4 2019, 04:11 PM
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Phil!!!!!! :)Budddy!!!! You know there is NO speed requirement? Is that what is keeping you from posting these lately Egad!! Stop!! smile.gif Just play it the lick. and show you can get it. QUICK LICKS means to understand and play the lick in a short time, not play the lick quickly, make sense?
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I know buddy but I like to at least get some kinda speed going before submitting, Sorry, it's just me, I couldn't post one at 10%, it wouldn't seem right.

I'll try harder to post earlier buddy, it just feels lazy to me.

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Whatever feels right is right smile.gif So I hear ya. Once has to follow ones own path. But from my perspective, I'd much rather see a bit played properly and played slowly than played less than precision just for the same of speed. Speed doesn't impress me at all. It's too easy. It's precision that impresses me. smile.gif

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I know buddy but I like to at least get some kinda speed going before submitting, Sorry, it's just me, I couldn't post one at 10%, it wouldn't seem right.

I'll try harder to post earlier buddy, it just feels lazy to me.

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Take 1, if you want another take just say so Sarge wink.gif

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NICE!!! This is what I'm talking about. I really wish more folks had the sheer gumption to just attack a riff like this. I know it can seem intimidating. But as you found out, it's very doable. Sound s good me. You manage go get it going without breaking a sweat! The picking pattern is advanced and I did expect people to have to earn it a little bit, but why else are we even here? Well done Phil!! You just...
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Take 1, if you want another take just say so Sarge wink.gif

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ALmmost!!! Take another look at the tablature. There is a subtle difference between what your playing and the actual. Drill. I think you'll get a LOT out of it if you play it correctly. It's the last few news of the sequence before you change position.
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SCORE!!! Nicely done! This one is not a normal picking pattern in any way so it does take a bit of work to get to be able to play it smoothly. I wrote this as a song intro actually when I was trying to play myself out of a rut that I'd gotten in to. Every player starts to notice, at some point, that they are drifting back to the same licks/riffs. This is dangerous territory as it can cause people to just put down the instrument. One can play through this of course by simply trying to play things that are new and probably feel awkward at first. If you are struggling to play any given bit, then your hands need work on that bit which means it's probably somewhat new to your fingers. So if you ever hit a rut, try to play things that seem alien, different, un natural. You may end up writing things you can barely play. I could barely play this lick at first, even though I wrote it. Took me a bit of practice to get it smooth as it felt so strange at first. You've clearly put the time in the woodshed!

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