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post Mar 31 2008, 08:38 PM
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hey all, i'm pretty new here... but i'm not new to guitar I've been playing for some time but always rhythm..when i get into soloing..NOOB ALERT!!

my basic problem is my picking hand (right) cant get synchronised with the left which is pretty fast and decent. when i try to solo faster everything comes out kinda jumbled. Trond's picking excersise is AAAmazing but when i try to go faster at 120bpm... it all kinda breaks down...

any advice how to improve my left-right synchronisation?

cheers and thanx for this site...
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post Mar 31 2008, 08:55 PM
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The only solution is to start slow and just gradually work your way up to speed.


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post Mar 31 2008, 08:59 PM
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QUOTE (design8r @ Mar 31 2008, 08:38 PM) *
any advice how to improve my left-right synchronisation?


Hi design8r,
the advice will be always the same. Practice slowly and slowly increase the bpm.
If you are new to the solo techniques start from simple scale fragments and some simple stuff.
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post Mar 31 2008, 09:11 PM
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Don't curse thy picking hand, love thy picking hand, for it blesses you with aggressive staccato solos!

Oh, and do what the other guys said, start slow work your way up, and be patient.


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post Mar 31 2008, 09:17 PM
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thx for the advice guys! and that lesson's great i hadn't discovered it yet!!
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post Mar 31 2008, 09:23 PM
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yeah metronome is the way forward.
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post Mar 31 2008, 09:46 PM
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Hi there smile.gif

Ok so this is a very common "problem" so first of dont worry smile.gif

Members report on a regular basis that on hand is faster than the other, or they dont play in sync. In reality it dosent matter if your left hand is fast, because its of no use to a player wink.gif

What were looking for as guitarist is CONTROL, control is the name of the game here because it gives good tone.

Always keep this in mind when your practicing. Control with good tone and Speed is a bi-product of many many hours of exercises and practice !! But dont let that scare you off - you will be supprised how much progress you can make over the weeks and months wink.gif

As Robin has said, you need to start slow, and build your way up to it. Pick some alternate picking exercises from the Video libary, get yourself a metronome and keep at these daily (if you can) and you will see a solid skill set build up over the months smile.gif

I appreciate exercises can get boring, so mix them up with fun stuff like improvisation and other techniques! Ive been doing some of muris's exercises every day for 6 months and Ive seen a dramatic change in my playing.

I hope this helps a little. smile.gif


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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Mar 31 2008, 12:46 PM) *
Hi there smile.gif

Ok so this is a very common "problem" so first of dont worry smile.gif

Members report on a regular basis that on hand is faster than the other, or they dont play in sync. In reality it dosent matter if your left hand is fast, because its of no use to a player wink.gif

What were looking for as guitarist is CONTROL, control is the name of the game here because it gives good tone.

Always keep this in mind when your practicing. Control with good tone and Speed is a bi-product of many many hours of exercises and practice !! But dont let that scare you off - you will be supprised how much progress you can make over the weeks and months wink.gif

As Robin has said, you need to start slow, and build your way up to it. Pick some alternate picking exercises from the Video libary, get yourself a metronome and keep at these daily (if you can) and you will see a solid skill set build up over the months smile.gif

I appreciate exercises can get boring, so mix them up with fun stuff like improvisation and other techniques! Ive been doing some of muris's exercises every day for 6 months and Ive seen a dramatic change in my playing.

I hope this helps a little. smile.gif



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post Mar 31 2008, 10:50 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Mar 31 2008, 10:46 PM) *
Hi there smile.gif

Ok so this is a very common "problem" so first of dont worry smile.gif

Members report on a regular basis that on hand is faster than the other, or they dont play in sync. In reality it dosent matter if your left hand is fast, because its of no use to a player wink.gif

What were looking for as guitarist is CONTROL, control is the name of the game here because it gives good tone.

Always keep this in mind when your practicing. Control with good tone and Speed is a bi-product of many many hours of exercises and practice !! But dont let that scare you off - you will be supprised how much progress you can make over the weeks and months wink.gif

As Robin has said, you need to start slow, and build your way up to it. Pick some alternate picking exercises from the Video libary, get yourself a metronome and keep at these daily (if you can) and you will see a solid skill set build up over the months smile.gif

I appreciate exercises can get boring, so mix them up with fun stuff like improvisation and other techniques! Ive been doing some of muris's exercises every day for 6 months and Ive seen a dramatic change in my playing.

I hope this helps a little. smile.gif

Control, control, you must learn control!


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post Mar 31 2008, 11:01 PM
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Metronome is the key. Play slow and increase the tempo, and when you find your limit take your metronome and put a FASTEST tempo. You will play it really bad but then return to your limit... probably you will increase it a bit more wink.gif


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post Mar 31 2008, 11:52 PM
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ALso watch out to do very precise movements with you left hand fingers, fretting only what needs to be fretted, and pisking the exaclty the same time when you fret and holding the sound until you pick the other note. This way you get fuller and natural sound. Don't worry about the speed, it will come gradually, it doesn't come overnight.


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post Apr 1 2008, 02:25 AM
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QUOTE (botoxfox @ Mar 31 2008, 10:50 PM) *
Control, control, you must learn control!


The keyword here is control. laugh.gif


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QUOTE (RIP Dime @ Apr 1 2008, 02:25 AM) *
The keyword here is control. laugh.gif


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Im a control freak !! laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Apr 1 2008, 01:54 PM
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Don't curse your picking hand, train it wink.gif As for tips, the others had them already, start slow, increase tempo and slowly push your limits like that. Sometimes this needs patience, but it works.


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post Apr 1 2008, 02:05 PM
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so i'm down to
a. warm-up and picking exercises
b. metronome
c. control
d. patience (all we need is paaatience..yee yee yeah)

i'll let you know if my picking hand has woken up in a few months!! wink.gif
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QUOTE (design8r @ Mar 31 2008, 09:38 PM) *
hey all, i'm pretty new here... but i'm not new to guitar I've been playing for some time but always rhythm..when i get into soloing..NOOB ALERT!!

my basic problem is my picking hand (right) cant get synchronised with the left which is pretty fast and decent. when i try to solo faster everything comes out kinda jumbled. Trond's picking excersise is AAAmazing but when i try to go faster at 120bpm... it all kinda breaks down...

any advice how to improve my left-right synchronisation?

cheers and thanx for this site...

If you like, my new series will be " Right Hand Basic" who cares about alternate picking. Than I'll make another series about "Hands synchronization"...if you like and maybe others need, I think in this month the lessons will be ready!


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QUOTE (Danilo Capezzuto @ Apr 1 2008, 08:36 PM) *
If you like, my new series will be " Right Hand Basic" who cares about alternate picking. Than I'll make another series about "Hands synchronization"...if you like and maybe others need, I think in this month the lessons will be ready!


duuude!!! that sounds excellent! looking forward to it
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