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bobd
post Nov 28 2008, 03:57 AM
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Muris: I have been working on your advanced country picking lesson and I am wondering how long it might take to get up to your speed. I practice lesson 1 at least one hour a day and I think I am about half as fast as you. At the age of 50...Is it too late for me to expect to ever get that fast?

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post Nov 28 2008, 04:00 AM
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I'm pretty sure 99 and on your death bed is the only time you're too old.

Keep practicing and you'll get it, I'm certain!


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post Nov 28 2008, 04:05 AM
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I mean, Joe Satriani and Steve vai are both in their 50's

So just keep at it, and you'll be able to. smile.gif


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post Nov 28 2008, 04:26 AM
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Bob, I've been playing off and on for thirty years and am still improving. I'm getting cleaner and faster depending on what I'm working on. I practice 1 1/2 to 2 hours per day and get real results.

To play like Muris may be asking too much for some of us mere mortals. Muris is unusually quick and clean. I can approach his speed in some areas, but it will take more time and work to play alot of his stuff at speed.

Continue to practice with or without a metronome. Sometimes you must play as fast as you can, even if it's a bit sloppy, just to get your hands used to higher speeds. After doing this for awhile, slow back down some and play cleanly. You will find that your speed will increase over time doing this and working with a metronome. smile.gif

Oops! I just realized that I answered one of Muris questions. Sorry, guys! blink.gif

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post Nov 28 2008, 10:46 PM
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QUOTE (FrankW @ Nov 28 2008, 04:26 AM) *
Bob, I've been playing off and on for thirty years and am still improving. I'm getting cleaner and faster depending on what I'm working on. I practice 1 1/2 to 2 hours per day and get real results.

To play like Muris may be asking too much for some of us mere mortals. Muris is unusually quick and clean. I can approach his speed in some areas, but it will take more time and work to play alot of his stuff at speed.

Continue to practice with or without a metronome. Sometimes you must play as fast as you can, even if it's a bit sloppy, just to get your hands used to higher speeds. After doing this for awhile, slow back down some and play cleanly. You will find that your speed will increase over time doing this and working with a metronome. smile.gif

Oops! I just realized that I answered one of Muris questions. Sorry, guys! blink.gif


Thanks for all the reply's everyone. And Frank...your suggestions jive with what I have been doing, so it's nice to know I'm on the right track. Even if I never hit Muris' speed. (Although I've made lesson 1 of the country picking lesson my primary speed exercise) I know I should be using a metronome but... mad.gif
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post Nov 29 2008, 08:05 PM
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Thanks for all answers and inputs guys! smile.gif

Bob,it's never too late as long as have good control over your hands.
I can't tell exactly how long it's gonna take to play this lessons
at full speed but I advise you not to think too much about that either.
Music is art,playing guitar is execution of the art,
art should be pleasure,not 100m sprint.
You do need to look for results but not against yourself,
always be sure that you're enjoying your practicing,no frustrations.
And if you're in good mood when practicing(with proper doze of motivation as well)
then the result is just around the corner and you'll be very surprised once you face it,
in a good way of course.
It's always better to receive a gift when you're not expecting one,right? smile.gif


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