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Kristofer Dahl
post Nov 9 2006, 07:58 AM
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Post your top metronome bpm (beats-per-minute) speeds. When you have made some progress just edit your post - but leave the old speeds so we can see your progress. Don't forget to chose font "Courrier new" (upper left corner) when posting your tabs.

Here are some of my current exercises and speeds. I will most likely not get to edit my speeds - since I no longer focus on inreasing speed, but rather correct mistakes (cleanliness, control, eveness etc) caused by me wanting to push speed a little to quickly.... wink.gif



Tapping (allows for most speed!) 160 bpm sixteenth note triplets
This is the kind of exercises you will find in Tapping lesson 4

(Could fit the "T":s to the right place - check the lesson istead for exact tabs)

e|15-17-15-12-15-12-------------------|
b|------------------15-17-15-12-15-12-|
g|------------------------------------|
d|------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------|

Legato (hammer-ons) 150 bpm sixteenth note triplets

e|--------12h13h15|
b|12h13h15--------|
g|----------------|
d|----------------|
a|----------------|
e|----------------|


Speedpicking sixteenth notes 165 bpm (haven't done too much of this)
Check out the "how to practice lesson" for this

e|------------12-15-13-15|
b|12-15-13-15------------|
g|-----------------------|
d|-----------------------|
a|-----------------------|
e|-----------------------|

Speedpicking three notes per string, sixteenth note triplets, 120 bpm

e|15-13-12---------|
b|---------15-13-12|
g|-----------------|
d|-----------------|
a|-----------------|
e|-----------------|

Speedpicking two-notes-per-string, sixteenth note triplets 110 bpm

e|---------------|
b|---------------|
g|----------12-14|
d|-----12-14-----|
a|12-14----------|
e|---------------|


Sweeping, triplets, 240 bpm

e|--------12-15/17-14--------|
b|------13-----------15------|
g|----12---------------14----|
d|--14-------------------16--|
a|15-----------------------17|
e|---------------------------|

Alternate picking "one-note-per-string" (sort of...) sixteenth notes 115 bpm

e|14-17-15-14-12---------------12-15-14-12-10---------------|
b|--------------13-----------13--------------12-----------12|
g|-----------------12------12------------------10-------10--|
d|-------------------14--14----------------------12---12----|
a|---------------------15---------------------------14------|
e|----------------------------------------------------------|



So you might be noticing some techniques allow for way more speed than others! smile.gif

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post Nov 9 2006, 10:41 AM
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Guess I will start =D All these recorded numbers are the same that Ezra's excercises

8th Note (one note per string)
170 172

Tripplettes
126 132

16th Notes
98 100

16th Note Tripplettes
66 68
I saw some minor improvements today, I am beoming more comfortable with my top speed from yesturday. It was awesome. cool.gif

UPDATE TRAIN: 11/15

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post Nov 9 2006, 06:31 PM
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Two note per string madness!!!!

all normal E-tuning

------------12--14--
---12--14----------- repeat

16th notes: 158 (yay!)
- started with downstroke then alternate picked everything -

(economy picking works better for this but I still have to learn/practice that technique)


-----------14-------- repeat
-----12--------------

8th notes: 215 (so annoying )
-started with downstroke then alternate picked everything -


------------------------12--14-----
-------------12---14--------------- repeat
--12---14--------------------------

16th note triplets: 85
-started with downstroke then altenate picked everything -


----------------------*tick*-12--13--14--
*tick*--12--13--14-----------------------

triplets: 180
-started with downstroke then altenate picked everything -

I can't wait to improve xD


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post Nov 12 2006, 02:34 AM
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gday mates,

i been practising a lot on the metronome lately i just thought id post my bpm ....im not sure if what im doin is correct or not but its the way i have been doin it so if u think its wrong gis a buzz and ill try it another way....

eighths: A minor pentatonic scale ascending then descending @ 170bpm

Sixteenths : 12----14 (d)
12----14 (a) ( repeating ) @ 96 bpm

Triplets: something like this 8---7---5 (e)
8---7---5 ( b )
8---7---5 (g ) Repeating @ 110bpm

Sixteenth triplets:2 note per string 12---14 (g)
12---14 (d)
12---14 (a) repeating @ 59 bpm


Now im not sure if u are meant to do the same notes all the time like everything is done 12----14 all the time like youse have been doin it or i can be anywhere...this is just what ive been practising but ive done it other ways and its pretty much the same.

Cheers mates cool.gif \m/

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post Nov 14 2006, 08:35 PM
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I haven´t practised a lot on the metronom. But there will now be a change.

E| 15--14--12
B| ------------
(3 nots per beep)

come up with 152 bpm tonigth.

A| 9--12--10--12
E| ----------------

sixteenth notes. 112 bpm


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post Nov 15 2006, 11:06 PM
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why does everyone want to play so fast?

my bpm is crap! like most of my playing at the mo. cant seem to get my head round most exercises


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post Nov 16 2006, 12:16 AM
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biggrin.gif it's not really about playing fast it's about keeping time i think. Playing fast is just a plus, i feel that keeping time is the ultimate goal
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post Nov 19 2006, 02:34 PM
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Okay I have edited my first post and added bpm:S and tabs. Scroll up or click here.


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post Nov 20 2006, 11:16 AM
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OK, I'm new to the metronome, and I can't play that fast, so I have alot of room to improve!


Simple four notes chromatic per string, so I'm moving from string to string.
e---------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------all the way up
D-------------------------------14-15-16-17-------------
A----------------14-15-16-17--------------------------
E-14-15-16-17----------------------------------------
Alt picking 16th: 120; 140


three notes per string
e--------------------------------------------------------12-14-15-------
B---------------------------------------------12-13-15-----------
G----------------------------------12-14-16--------------
D-----------------------12-14-16------------------------
A------------12-14-15-------------------------------------
E-12-14-15--------------------------------------------------
Also improvised some triplet stuff
Economy picking triplets: 160, Alt picking triplets: 160,180; 192

2 note per string
A------------5-7------------------------------
E-------5-7------------------------------------
Alt picking-8th notes: 208(maxed out my metronome, so I don't know what to do now huh.gif )

Sweep picking 8th notes: 140/150 Sweeping 16th note triplets: 95

First time doing 16th note triplets, but I actually can play faster 16th notes triplets than triplets!
16th note triplets: 100

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post Nov 26 2006, 09:37 PM
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About the metronom. Yesterday I practised 4 hours with the metronom, and after that my fingers was tired so I started a backing track and i thought: "WOW I got feeling today cool.gif "
And the same thing today. I come up with very nice improvisation.
Anyon recognize it?


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post Dec 15 2006, 01:33 PM
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Here's my current status, lots of room to improve smile.gif.

Am pentatonic first box up and down:
1/8:th [email protected]
Triplets @132bpm
1/16:th notes @104bpm

3 note per string
G-----------------9-11-12------------------------
D-------9-10-12----------------------------------
Triplets @132bpm

4 note per string
A-------9-12-10-12-----------------------------
1/16th notes @96bpm but not for very long, my fingers start to object pretty fast tongue.gif
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post Dec 26 2006, 08:59 PM
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Jan 1 2007
1/4 notes speed: 200bpm
I stopped at 200...

1/8 notes speed: 150bpm
I got sloppy after 150
Jan 10th: 158bpm

1/8 note triplet: 90bpm
January 10th: 105bpm
Feb 15th: 115bpm
March 22nd: 121bpm
April 1st: 125.4bpm
April 13th: 131bpm
9-11-12
9-10-12

1/16th note triplets:
Jan: 50bpm
Feb 15th: 62bpm
Mar 22: 63bpm?
April 1st: 70bpm
Aprit 13th: 72bpm

1/16th notes:75 bpm
Jan 10th: 85bpm
feb 15th: 95bpm
mar 22nd: 106bpm
5-7
5-7

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post Dec 28 2006, 11:34 AM
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QUOTE (bricktop @ Dec 26 2006, 10:59 PM) *
1/16th note triplets speed: 50bpm
I'll post the rest later on today, man I can barely count to 6 in my head at 50 bpm tongue.gif


Perhaps you should try triplets (3 instead of 6) at 50 bpm - easier to count.


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post Jan 5 2007, 10:21 PM
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laugh.gif Hey Guys! biggrin.gif

i only just watched the metronome Vid today

i understand it pretty much

but i could do with some guidlines

for how long to practise with it

and i know the whole the more

you practise the better you get thing but

i find it easier if i have something to follow

and does the whole "no pain no gain"

qualify with this?

or should i stop when i feel pain ?


oh and i was getting 4 note per beat on 70bpm
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post Jan 6 2007, 11:36 AM
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Congrats! biggrin.gif
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or should i stop when i feel pain ?


Absoltely - be very careful not hurt yourself!


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post Jan 6 2007, 01:54 PM
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so could some body give me a few ideas on how long to practise ?


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post Jan 6 2007, 07:28 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Jan 6 2007, 10:36 AM) *
Congrats! biggrin.gif
Absoltely - be very careful not hurt yourself!


But what if i really want to practice ?

i was playing for 4-5 hours yesterday and it's still sore now but i want to play! huh.gif


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post Jan 8 2007, 03:05 AM
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So i've been practicing with a metronome every day now for a while and i'm noticing big improvements in my speed. I decided to start posting my results on here as well.

Triplets--175

2 notes per string-210



I'm going to try to update this regulary hopefully we will see some big improvements. biggrin.gif
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post Jan 8 2007, 07:10 AM
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QUOTE (BiGBeN @ Jan 6 2007, 09:28 PM) *
But what if i really want to practice ?

i was playing for 4-5 hours yesterday and it's still sore now but i want to play! huh.gif


Unfortunately, how much you want to play isn't very important when considering chronical injuries (= that hurt all your life so you never pick up the guitar again) - however, if you just have sore fingertips you can practice the fingers that aren't sore... smile.gif

PS I know the feeling of wanting to play but not being able to...


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post Jan 24 2007, 12:22 AM
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e ---------------12--------------12-14-15----------
b -----12-13-15----15-13-12-13-15-------------
G -------------------------------------------------
D -------------------------------------------------
A -------------------------------------------------
E -------------------------------------------------


Sixteenth note triplets:
22/01/07 - 80 bpm
23/01/07 - 88 bpm


e ----------------------------------------------
b ---------------15-19------------------------
G -----------16--------14-18-16-------------
D ---14-18-------------------------------------
A ----------------------------------------------
E ---------------------------------------------


Sixteenth notes:
26/01/07 - 96 bpm

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