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adam b
post Jan 29 2008, 01:23 AM
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Ok so I have been playing for about 2 years.I just started using a metronome like two weeks ago. I also just started learning alternate picking (I'd been using economy). I am in the military and on my free time I like to play guitar but I noticed some bad habits I picked up. I hardly ever work on rythtem guitar and it shows. I have almost no rythem when it comes to chords. I work mostly just running up and down scales, and just playing around on the lower frets not even staying in key. I think when I make up stuff from scales it all sounds too similar and it gets old. I am stuck here and need some advice on how to get away from just scales!
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Paul Coutts
post Feb 11 2008, 05:34 AM
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I think you have to know the scales before you can get away from them.
Famous quote : Satriani - "Learn the rules, the break them"
It's GOOD to practice scales, then you know where to go for that sound your looking for, plus they're great for technique.
As for your chord rhythm...what I do, is I stole a paradiddle drum book (drum exercises) and I replace RIGHT HAND with UPSTROKE and LEFT HAND with DOWNSTROKE and I play with rhythms...
Check those out smile.gif

(if your bored of scales, mix 'em up)


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post Feb 11 2008, 01:00 PM
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I was starting by running up and down the scales just like you. Later i started creating exercises and found out that just one major scale can bring you hundreds of hours of fun smile.gif Keep doing what you are doing and you'll eventually see a huge improvement smile.gif Also learn some solos from other guitarists and you'll see that what you are learning is actually same thing they are playing but you'll learn something about phrases and sequences by learning solos smile.gif


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adam b
post Feb 13 2008, 05:43 AM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Feb 11 2008, 07:00 AM) *
I was starting by running up and down the scales just like you. Later i started creating exercises and found out that just one major scale can bring you hundreds of hours of fun smile.gif Keep doing what you are doing and you'll eventually see a huge improvement smile.gif Also learn some solos from other guitarists and you'll see that what you are learning is actually same thing they are playing but you'll learn something about phrases and sequences by learning solos smile.gif


Thanks!
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