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post Jan 24 2009, 04:17 AM
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so when I started trying to tackle Pavel's Power Galloping lesson, (I started many months ago) I really struggled with the galloping rhythm. At first I used the wrong picking pattern, then I found out that you're NOT supposed to pick with your elbow (I investigated this after I hit a wall at around 100 BPM).. and THEN It took me awhile to find out the hell people were talking about when they mention the "pick angle" when playing fast stuff... yeah, up until about a week ago I was doing this all with a zero pick-angle

Well it turns out that was the last key to the puzzle, the pick angle. Because now I finally reached my goal of 140 BPM, using a galloping/Palm-muted rhythm. It's not perfect but I'm sure by tomorrow I'll have down.

I've learned alot, basically, when I started, I considered myself a very novice guitarist, but now I'd say I am approaching amateur status!

Next stop.... the whole lesson. Don't hold your breath... it'll take me many, many hours until I get that up to speed. Right now its sitting at about 100 BPM

enough babbling, here is my latest conquest

EDIT: now that I am listening to it more and more, I think I over compensated for the recording lag mad.gif wacko.gif

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post Jan 24 2009, 05:00 AM
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Great to see the excitement in your text man which translates to your feeling! Nothing like some gratification for those hours practiced. Now you have more motivation to get after it at full speed.. smile.gif


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post Jan 24 2009, 05:21 AM
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Very nice ctodd smile.gif Your hard work payed off bro! Sounds great! When you get more relaxed with the bpm's you will put more punch on the rhythm part which will give it more passion!

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post Jan 24 2009, 07:36 AM
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Wow mate, it's really great to see this kind of improvement!!! smile.gif
Is great when you put a goal and you reach to it.
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post Jan 24 2009, 01:06 PM
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Congrats on achieving your goal dude, these kind of things will help to keep the motivation going smile.gif


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post Jan 24 2009, 01:23 PM
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Great man, it´s always nice to step up a level. When I discovered that trick to angle the pick, many door opened and my playing completely changed. Keep on practicing to the next level, you get there. smile.gif



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post Jan 24 2009, 01:36 PM
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Now You need to set a new goal for You;)


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post Jan 24 2009, 02:10 PM
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That's awesome man!
It's so cool to be able to see one's progress.
I love it when you talk about "key to the puzzle", that's what is so interesting to me about developing into a better guitarist... It's an ongoing quest made of thoughtful analysis of your technique to constantly improve it.
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post Jan 24 2009, 04:21 PM
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Great to hear about you improving man. Keep up the good work wink.gif


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post Jan 24 2009, 11:49 PM
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Great! Nice work smile.gif There's nothing like the feeling of achievement and progress.


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post Feb 2 2009, 08:49 PM
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Yeah, it is great. Now, set a ladder little higher!:)


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post Feb 7 2009, 11:58 AM
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Now comes the best part.. Enjoying new learned technique and choosing a new goal to follow:)


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post Feb 7 2009, 12:05 PM
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Awesome man! Glad you got the pick angle issue worked out! Now it will be a lot easier for other similar stuff in the future as well! smile.gif


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