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Phil66's Bootcamp, Glory Awaits!!
Todd Simpson
Jan 31 2017, 10:13 PM
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I think you are ready Soldier smile.gif There is always an element of learning as you in these missions. There is plenty more to cover and I'm happy with your progress on this particular technique. So I say ONWARD SOLDIER!!!!

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jan 31 2017, 02:54 AM) *
Thank you sarge,

I didn't expect to level up yet. To be honest with you, total practice time on this is no more than 30 minutes. If you want me to hold out on taking the badge and try to improve some more I will.

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Jan 31 2017, 10:43 PM
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Thanks Todd,

I've started on drill 5. I'm away in London from Thursday until Sunday for my wife's 50th birthday so I won't be able to practise then.

I noticed in the video, your pick looks like it isn't far from perpendicular to the strings. I've tried but it feels weird as my pick is pretty much parallel with the strings. Maybe my way hinders me and I need to adapt.

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Todd Simpson
Feb 1 2017, 03:25 AM
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Since my pick is very, very, very pointy, I can keep it nearly perpendicular to the string without issue. If the pick is less than very pointy, doing this tends to cause over reach and breaking the plane of the string too far to allow quick recovery. I choke up on the pick so that only the tip is used for the most part. This places my thumb "string adjacent" so that I don't have to shift my hand to hit pinch harmonics. I can pull them off anytime I like.

It's ok to hold the pick in whatever way is comfy, just try to choke up on the pick so that mostly the point sticks out and addresses the string and you don't want to break the plane of the string any more than you have to. Over committing to a single pick strike will cause you to take an extra millisecond to recover for the next strike. This is something we want to avoid for the long term. Eventually, you wont have the millisecond to spare as you run certain licks.


Take your fretting hand off the neck for a bit and focus on getting a comfy grip with your picking hand. Flatten the palm on the saddle/bridge or just above it whether you are muting or not, always be able to grab a mute, even "alternate mute" (e.g. mute every other note) sort of like being able to grab pinch harmonics at any point. If you place the hand well, you are not hit sideways when it's time to mute part of a lick/passage or hit a pinch, etc. it just flows smoothly smile.gif As it should. Some folks never quite get this and you can see on their face that a mute and or pinch is coming up and they change their entire hand position to prep for it. Then change back.

So focus on your pick hand for a bit, till it feels more comfy smile.gif Also, focus on not tensing, tensing kills.

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jan 31 2017, 05:43 PM) *
Thanks Todd,

I've started on drill 5. I'm away in London from Thursday until Sunday for my wife's 50th birthday so I won't be able to practise then.

I noticed in the video, your pick looks like it isn't far from perpendicular to the strings. I've tried but it feels weird as my pick is pretty much parallel with the strings. Maybe my way hinders me and I need to adapt.

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Aug 19 2017, 08:59 PM
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Hello Todd,

Things are settling down a little bit here now, I'm starting to work on drill 5, I can't give it 30 minutes a night though, maybe 10. I just nearly worked up to 300bpm with one note per beat but I lost it at around the 9th fret so had to slow it down again.

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Aug 20 2017, 09:37 PM
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Are you using a sharp pick? if not, give one a shot or use a pocket knife and carve a pick to a nice point. It really helps reduce the way picks sometimes hang on a given string so it makes things a lot easier later on as string traverse becomes more and more part of things. Keep at it and I look forward to your vid!

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Aug 19 2017, 03:59 PM) *
Hello Todd,

Things are settling down a little bit here now, I'm starting to work on drill 5, I can't give it 30 minutes a night though, maybe 10. I just nearly worked up to 300bpm with one note per beat but I lost it at around the 9th fret so had to slow it down again.

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Aug 20 2017, 10:18 PM
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Thanks Todd,

I use these, Been Higgins like them too. I think Petrucci's picks are based on them too.

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Nice!!!


QUOTE (Phil66 @ Aug 20 2017, 05:18 PM) *
Thanks Todd,

I use these, Been Higgins like them too. I think Petrucci's pic ok s are based on them too.


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Talking to the Boss now, looks like we may be able to work something out so I"ll let you know asap smile.gif

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Jan 14 2018, 11:16 AM
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Sorry but what was your post above in relation to?

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From way back when I didn't know if I was staying on!

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jan 14 2018, 06:16 AM) *
Sorry but what was your post above in relation to?

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It was out of the blue mate, we hadn't mentioned anything about you not staying on wink.gif

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Kris and I had spoke about it a while back and I'm glad that I"m staying smile.gif Could have just posted by accident. I hope you get to take a stab at this weeks quick licks!! It's a finger twister!


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It was out of the blue mate, we hadn't mentioned anything about you not staying on wink.gif

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I will mate, just takes me time to get sequences into my fingers rolleyes.gif and I've had the chore of my car insurance to sort out mad.gif

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I hear ya. Life can get in the way of important things like GUITAR!!! smile.gif

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jan 18 2018, 08:59 AM) *
I will mate, just takes me time to get sequences into my fingers rolleyes.gif and I've had the chore of my car insurance to sort out mad.gif

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Soldier!!! As Metallica would say "BACK TO THE FRONT!!!" smile.gif

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Sep 14 2019, 09:11 PM
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BootCamp drill 5 take 1 up for critique. It's a bit shakey in parts.

https://youtu.be/pdTfJhgzTjg

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You had it going strong until 26 seconds in when your fingers seem to lose the flow and stumble a bit. You recover very nicely! You start strong and end strong which is great. This one is about consistency over a length of ground so I have to send you back to the FRONT to fight again. Don't feel you have to push the speed to the point where you start trippinng over your own fingers as this is counterproductive. Play recorded missions at a speed that is comfortable. Speed is a simple matter of repetition. It's more importan that you synch the right and left hand over an over without a slip. Also, you are barely using any gain at all, which is fine if that's what you want to do, but I'd suggest maybe a pinch more since I can't hear your palm mute very well. With a bit of gain it changes how the strings sound when muted, they sound more metallic.

ONCE MORE IN TO THE BREACH!!
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Sep 14 2019, 04:11 PM) *
BootCamp drill 5 take 1 up for critique. It's a bit shakey in parts.

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Sep 14 2019, 10:05 PM
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Thanks for the advice Sarge. I'll do my best. Do you accept accuracy over speed in this boot camp?

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Speed is just a byproduct of precision and repetition. It's Precision that always matters most in Bootcamp!

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Thanks for the advice Sarge. I'll do my best. Do you accept accuracy over speed in this boot camp?

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Sep 17 2019, 08:54 PM
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Take 2 Sarge. I feel I could have gone quicker and didn't push myself enough sad.gif

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