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purple hayes
post Oct 13 2008, 06:40 PM
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I've been working a little (or more) on your Alternate Picking 16th Notes lesson ( https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...note-exercises/ )

Yesterday I finally managed to hit 1 whole measure of one of the licks at 160 BPM. tongue.gif

I can play the whole thing in the mid-140's, but I figured I just focus on one measure and see if I couldn't up the speed a little and work outward from there. It worked.

Now if I can get the whole thing up to 160 BPM, I'll be happy.

Thanks Jose.


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post Oct 14 2008, 01:08 PM
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That is Awesome

16th note triplets, 140 is already blazing fast, I believe that most shredders play 16th triplets at around 132-145, it is good to see how far you can take it.

Keep going up 2 bpm at a time, by all means try to get to 160 bpm, but believe me at 140 you will already blow away listeners if you are playing clean and accurate.

Good luck, and keep the shred alive!!

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post Oct 14 2008, 01:33 PM
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I meant straight 16th notes at 160 BPM (16 notes per measure in 4/4). I was able to expand it to 2 measures this morning. My arm/shoulder gets all crampy if I work on it too much though.

Your 220bpm Speed Metal Shred Solo lessons is crazy fast. I don't have the desire to push myself to that level but it's great to see someone who does.


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post Oct 14 2008, 02:10 PM
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QUOTE (purple hayes @ Oct 14 2008, 08:33 AM) *
I meant straight 16th notes at 160 BPM (16 notes per measure in 4/4). I was able to expand it to 2 measures this morning. My arm/shoulder gets all crampy if I work on it too much though.

Your 220bpm Speed Metal Shred Solo lessons is crazy fast. I don't have the desire to push myself to that level but it's great to see someone who does.

When developing speed you will experience those cramps, just remember to warm up before you start practicing, and if it gets painful stop, you will gain more if you come back to it later, there is no point in stressing out the muscles. I have done it trying to get a certain part of a song right and most often I find that if I stop relax and come back to it, I'll do it better.

The 220 bpm shred might be a little crazy, it was something I composed very quickly for the dean shred contest and then decided to make a lesson out of it, so I thought it was ok to go with insane speed, still I tried to keep it musical instead of nonsense shred. At 160-180 bpm it should still be a good exercise for practicing alternate picking.

Great that you liked the lessons, I might enter another contest by Guitar World, and then do another shred lesson about it.

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