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post Apr 10 2009, 05:42 PM
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An hour ago my downpicking speed was about 190bpm, now i just clocked myself at a steady 220bpm.
Yay, Progress.




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post Apr 10 2009, 06:01 PM
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QUOTE (Guitarman700 @ Apr 10 2009, 12:42 PM) *
An hour ago my downpicking speed was about 190bpm, now i just clocked myself at a steady 220bpm.
Yay, Progress.




this is cool! smile.gif are you talking in 16th notes? if so, i am still stuck at 140 dry.gif


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post Apr 10 2009, 06:38 PM
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QUOTE (bladzerok @ Apr 10 2009, 01:01 PM) *
this is cool! smile.gif are you talking in 16th notes? if so, i am still stuck at 140 dry.gif

Yep, 16th notes. Just sit there and downpick, it will come to you.
some songs that really helped me increase my speed are;
Slayer-Angel Of Death
Megadeth-Devils Island
Blind Guardian-Time What Is Time
Meshuggah-I (The first riff)
Good Luck!

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post Apr 10 2009, 06:59 PM
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I don't understand how it is possible to downpick 16th notes in 190 bpm. If you just put an upstroke in there, considering friction, time to pass the string with the pick etc, hitting 300 bpm (without it 380 bpm, 16th notes (not possible...) with alternate picking should be no problem. Are you sure it's 16th notes with only down picking?

That would be like:

Attached File  190_bpm_down_picking.mid ( 1.22K ) Number of downloads: 278


I can maybe down pick 16th notes at 80 bpm at most.

EDIT: just noticed you said 220 bpm. Then that makes it 440 bpm alternate picked?

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post Apr 10 2009, 07:11 PM
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I think they mean 8 notes, it`s world level if its on 220 with 16 biggrin.gif Check out this guy

That`s 150 with 16th(or 300 with 8th) and he`s sick!!! ohmy.gif

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post Apr 10 2009, 07:12 PM
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Yeah, I think we're talking 8th notes. That was merely what I was questioning. Because if anyone here can down pick at 220 bpm with 16th notes, that would be a world record. smile.gif


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post Apr 10 2009, 07:22 PM
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Hmm... yeah, your probably right. sorry about that. still, a new personal best!


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post Apr 10 2009, 07:23 PM
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That`s very good for downpicking, so congrats wink.gif
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post Apr 10 2009, 07:55 PM
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Don't apologize, man! I was just quite impressed - too impressed smile.gif As said...I can't even down pick that fast. 140 bpm with 8th notes, then I'm not getting any further.


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post Apr 10 2009, 08:24 PM
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Nice dude, my comfort down picking speed is 190bpm. Maybe I should give it a try so I can play master of puppets without AP
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post Apr 10 2009, 10:07 PM
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Congratulations and keep up the good work !


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post Apr 12 2009, 12:00 AM
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Ive got a lot of work to do to get anywhere near that speed!


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post Apr 12 2009, 12:07 AM
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i can 220 bpm 8th notes as well smile.gif just tried it haha sweet

i can also do it in 8th note triplets at 150! whoo, didnt realize it was that fast


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post Apr 12 2009, 08:07 AM
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QUOTE (sigma7 @ Apr 12 2009, 02:07 AM) *
i can 220 bpm 8th notes as well smile.gif just tried it haha sweet

i can also do it in 8th note triplets at 150! whoo, didnt realize it was that fast

Triplets on 150 are like normal notes on 225 wink.gif Congrats you too!
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post Apr 12 2009, 09:24 PM
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Congrats on breaking your personal record!! You are getting fast! smile.gif


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post Apr 12 2009, 10:08 PM
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8th notes means two notes per click?
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post Apr 13 2009, 01:50 AM
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QUOTE (Sondre @ Apr 12 2009, 05:08 PM) *
8th notes means two notes per click?


Yes.

How do you guys measure how fast your down picking is. When I listen to a metronome at 200 bpm I couldn't imagine hearing two notes in between each by ear. Do you guys record and slow it down or just estimate how fast you're picking.
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post Apr 13 2009, 04:20 PM
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You set the metronome to the desired speed. When you start playing and it feels right you reached the speed biggrin.gif
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post Apr 14 2009, 01:04 PM
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QUOTE (DragonX556 @ Apr 13 2009, 02:50 AM) *
Yes.

How do you guys measure how fast your down picking is. When I listen to a metronome at 200 bpm I couldn't imagine hearing two notes in between each by ear. Do you guys record and slow it down or just estimate how fast you're picking.


You just gotta start from a very slow tempo so the brain has time to adapt. Later on, when you go up the speed, brain already has memorized the movements, it just needs to speed it up more, and more, and more... smile.gif


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post Apr 14 2009, 11:11 PM
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oooh you were speaking about downpicking ohmy.gif
LOL i read Alternate picking
in term of DP, my comfortable speed is avour 190-200 8th notes

reading mistake sorry !


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