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How long have you been practicing seriously
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Melinda
post Apr 14 2007, 10:55 AM
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Kris,
I've been playing for a while but I seriously want to play well. So here I am. 70bpm is where I will start and try to play clean before increasing the speed.
Wish me luck.
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post Apr 14 2007, 02:43 PM
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QUOTE (edgor67 @ Apr 8 2007, 08:30 PM) *
I set my metronome to 100bpm. I play scales Major and Min Pentatonic at this speed. I still don't understand the connection but I'm doing it. My brain is not connecting the Metronome and the scales but I'm still trying.
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post Apr 15 2007, 08:12 PM
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This is probably gonna shock you all...

My metronome is ticking at 40 bpm with scale patterns... smile.gif

But only because I've found out about a method of practicing called "21 day method"

The whole purpose of the method is that you play a exercise superslow, for 21 days.
I found out about the method on UG.com, and it seems be quite good... I tell you more when I've finished the 21 days.

But otherwise I'm playing sixteenth note chromatics at 120 bpm, and triplet scale patterns at 95 bpm... rolleyes.gif
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post May 2 2007, 05:22 PM
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Just started the metronome lesson to day. I don't have a metronome at the moment but have one on the way. I'm using the one on the lesson and decided I will start off with the 60bpm. When mine gets hear I'll tinker with the bpm.
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post May 20 2007, 09:41 PM
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Eighth Notes

e|----------------|
b|----------------|
g|----------------|
d|------5-7-------|
a|--5-7-----------|
e|----------------|

05/20/07 - 176bpm

Triplets

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

05/20/07 - 132bpm

Sixteenth Notes

e|----------------|
b|----------------|
g|----------------|
d|------5-7-------|
a|--5-7-----------|
e|----------------|

05/20/07 - 84bpm

Sixteenth Note Triplets

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

05/20/07 - 60bpm


I don't have a metronome yet so I have been using the one at www.metronomeonline.com. I will be getting a metronome soon but the one there has been working well for me for the time being.

Peace!

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post May 22 2007, 02:24 PM
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I have been teaching myself for a whole year before i found this site last week, and now ive showed major improvement and i practice for endless hours biggrin.gif Well, i just started using the metronome so my numbers are a bit low.

eighth notes ( one-two notes per string )
120

sixtenth notes ( one-two notes per string )
80

triplets ( one-two notes per string )
100

sixtenth triplets ( one-three ntoes per string )
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post Jun 26 2007, 05:07 PM
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|-------7-9-10-9------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|

Repeating that up and down the neck as
1/4th notes.
June 26: 90

|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|--------------------6-7-8-|
|--------------5-6-7-------|
|--------4-5-6-------------|
|--3-4-5-------------------|
just doing 3 per click down the fretboard.
alternate picking
June 26: 115

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|-------------------4567----|
|-------------3456----------|
|-------2345----------------|
|-1234----------------------|
all the way down the fretboard
alternate picking, 1/4th notes
June 26: 82

minor pentatonic box #2 key of e
1/4th notes
June 26: 90

Ill have to update this later once i think of more excercises... I dont know of many to do
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post Aug 10 2007, 07:05 AM
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double post sorry smile.gif

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Whatever happened to this topic? I'd like to bring it back smile.gif

To be honest, I just started using the metronome two nights ago! And I've only been alternate picking since about 2 months ago, maybe a little less. So here's where I am:

Whole notes: somewhere in between 300 and 400bpm I don't care much to find out tongue.gif

Eighth notes: at least 240, haven't pushed myself much with the eighth notes.

Triplets: 120bpm in a pattern like so:


E |-10-12-13----------|
B |----------10-12-13-|
G |-------------------|
D |-------------------|
A |-------------------|
E |-------------------|

et cetera.

Sixteenth Notes: 100bpm, in a pattern adding an extra note to the last one:


E |-10-12-13-12-------------|
B |-------------10-12-13-12-|
G |-------------------------|
D |-------------------------|
A |-------------------------|
E |-------------------------|

et cetera.

Sixteenth Note Triplets: about 60bpm, in a 2 string pattern:


E |-------------------|
B |-------------------|
G |-------------------| x4
D |----------12-------|
A |-10-12-13----13-12-|
E |-------------------|


followed by


E |-------------------|
B |-------------------|
G |-------------------| x4
D |----------13-------|
A |-10-12-13----13-12-|
E |-------------------|


where I switch from index-middle-ring-middle-ring-middle to index-middle-slide middle-ring-middle-middle

I also do stuff lower on the fretboard, and different patterns, variations on these, etc, but the 10-12-13 kind of thing is basically my standard measuring tool, if you will, for when I want to test my speed.

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post Aug 19 2007, 02:55 AM
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I don't post much but I thought I'd make an exception and try something.

Starting now I'm going to play the exercises in Kris's opening post and see how long it will take to get up to the same speed as him (yeah right). I haven't played any of these before so this first update will probably be full of really really slow bpms.

Anyway, time to pick up the guitar!




.... and here are the first results, let'see how far i can get these over time.



Tapping (allows for most speed!), sixteenth note triplets,

aug 18th: 70 bpm
aug 19th: 90 bpm
aug 20th: 96 bpm
aug 21st: 112 bpm
aug 22nd: 132 bpm

goal: 160+ bpm

Legato (hammer-ons), sixteenth note triplets,

aug 18th: 90 bpm
aug 19th: 100 bpm
aug 20th: 108 bpm
aug 21st: 116 bpm
aug 22nd: 116 bpm

goal: 150+ bpm

Speedpicking sixteenth notes,

aug 18th: 90 bpm
aug 19th: 100 bpm
aug 20th: 108 bpm
aug 21st: 120 bpm
aug 22nd: 120bpm

goal: 165+ bpm

Speedpicking three notes per string, sixteenth note triplets

aug 18th: 70 bpm
aug 19th: 80 bpm
aug 20th: 80 bpm
aug 21st: 84 bpm
aug 22nd: 84 bpm

goal: 120+ bpm

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

aug 18th: 60 bpm
aug 19th: 70 bpm
aug 20th: 72 bpm
aug 21st: 76 bpm
aug 22nd: 76bpm

goal: 110+ bpm

Sweeping, triplets,

aug 18th: 120 bpm
aug 19th: 130 bpm
aug 20th: 138 bpm
aug 21st: 160 bpm
aug 22nd: 176bpm

goal: 240+ bpm

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

aug 18th: 80 bpm
aug 19th: 84 bpm
aug 20th: 88 bpm
aug 21st: 88 bpm
aug 22nd: 92 bpm

goal: 115+ bpm

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post Aug 19 2007, 03:54 AM
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