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Jesse
post Nov 9 2008, 06:10 PM
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My left hand is doing pretty well with chord's and blues speeds. Not that quick that is. My right hand can pick steadily pretty fast, I don't know the exact amount of BMP but that 's not important.When I try to play just a shreddy kind of one string thingy like this "B:---5-6---8 and very fast with first, second and last finger, they just seem to not co-oporate:D
What's the best way to get rid of this? Just practicing slowly with a metronome?

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I got trouble with my Metronome! I find it hard to hear if my pick is right on the beat with the TICK from the metronome:P


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post Nov 9 2008, 07:50 PM
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Yes, slow practice with a metronome seems like exactly what you need. And to hear if you're exactly on time, either lower the volume of the metronome, or just record yourself and listen if it's in time there, much easier to hear when you're not playing.


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Bogdan Radovic
post Nov 10 2008, 10:42 AM
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Yeah you answered , you should practice with a metronome some exercises using especially those fingers.I'm sure there are lessons for that already at gmc.You should start very slowly and increase bpm by 5-10 at slow tempos and as you go up lower the increasing rate to 2-3 bpm at a time..Once you hit the tempo on which you are not comfortable and can't play it clean just back off few bpm to a comfortable one and stick for some time there before attempting to go on a higher level..Just to remember to try playing "not comfortable" tempo regularly , because you will be able to master it pretty fast (in a day or so depending)..

Regarding metronome problem , hmm why do you find it hard to hear if you're playing in time? Try adjusting guitar and metronome volume so you can hear both clear.Also its good to watch the metronome (its flashing LED or animated needle) to have a visual reference of tempo not just the audio one.Once you are playing in time with the metronome you will hear everything blend in (your picks and metronome clicks) smile.gif
Here is a very good metronome lesson if you haven't seen it before : https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/how-to-use-a-metronome.htm

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post Nov 10 2008, 04:37 PM
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Definitely playing slow and with precision. This is the only way to achieve precision on faster tempos as well mate.


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