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post Jun 4 2009, 10:29 PM
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Hello!
Just some simple questions!

1, When i practise speedpicking, should i bee compleatly relaxed, or should i struggel a LITTLE?

2, When i learn 2 or 3 different speedpicking patterns, will other speed lick be easier?

3, When i tune down to drop D, should only the low e string be tuned down?

4, What thickness of strings do you perfer when you shred?

5, Should i be tuned half step down when i pratice? for easier vibrato and bend
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post Jun 4 2009, 10:35 PM
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QUOTE (Braer @ Jun 4 2009, 11:29 PM) *
3, When i tune down to drop D, should only the low e string be tuned down?


Yes

QUOTE (Braer @ Jun 4 2009, 11:29 PM) *
4, What thickness of strings do you perfer when you shred?

It depends. Lower gauge is easier to control (bends, vibrato, etc), high gauge gives better sustain and is good for drop tunings. It all boils down to what you like. Try different gauges, see for yourself. Try some 9s, some 10s, etc.

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5, Should i be tuned half step down when i pratice? for easier vibrato and bend


I wouldn't do that unless you plan to stay that way. I mean, what's the point of making practice easier if the "real thing" won't be that easy?
I have my SG downtuned half step, but that's because I use it to play lessons/songs which actually use that tuning. But most of thetme I practice with standard tuning.


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post Jun 4 2009, 10:39 PM
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Thanks

BTW this kid says he is a teacher here at GMC, is he?

https://www.youtube.com/user/bardc001
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post Jun 4 2009, 10:53 PM
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QUOTE (Braer @ Jun 4 2009, 11:39 PM) *
Thanks

BTW this kid says he is a teacher here at GMC, is he?

https://www.youtube.com/user/bardc001

I have no idea who that is... He's good, though.

As for questions 1 and 2:
1:Try to be fairly relaxed. Don't strain yourself too much. You'll learn to hold rhythm much better if you relax your hand. But don't overdo it or you'll lose your pick out of a lifeless hand tongue.gif

2: All experience is good experience. If you learn one lick, your muscles will remember the technique, and you might find that it's easier to learn another one. I can only say this much: You won't feel like it's a waste of time wink.gif

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QUOTE (Braer @ Jun 4 2009, 11:39 PM) *
BTW this kid says he is a teacher here at GMC, is he?

https://www.youtube.com/user/bardc001


Wow, watched some vids and he is great smile.gif
But I have never seen him at GMc... yet?!


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post Jun 4 2009, 11:13 PM
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4, What thickness of strings do you perfer when you shred?
I like to use Ernie Balls "Skinns Top Heavy Bottom" they have as the name says thick bass string but for solo guitar the other strings are pretty skinny und easy to control.

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QUOTE (Braer @ Jun 4 2009, 05:39 PM) *
Thanks

BTW this kid says he is a teacher here at GMC, is he?

https://www.youtube.com/user/bardc001


Never met the guy here, but I really like what he is playing!


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post Jun 4 2009, 11:44 PM
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where does he state that he is a teacher at GMC?
Only thing I find
"Play Like Me:
www.guitarmsaterclass.net"
Well maybe he learned a lot here at GMC and justs wants others to encourage to join this site?

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post Jun 4 2009, 11:52 PM
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QUOTE (Braer @ Jun 4 2009, 05:39 PM) *
Thanks

BTW this kid says he is a teacher here at GMC, is he?

https://www.youtube.com/user/bardc001


He was under consideration a while back and accepted in principle, but we never published a lesson and he has since moved on - great playing though in that vid smile.gif


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jun 5 2009, 12:52 AM) *
He was under consideration a while back and accepted in principle, but we never published a lesson and he has since moved on - great playing though in that vid smile.gif


It's Carlo Bardoli or som,
I remember him from GI 2008, there was some mess about him in forum,
nasty words and such. biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Braer @ Jun 4 2009, 11:29 PM) *
Hello!
Just some simple questions!

1, When i practise speedpicking, should i bee compleatly relaxed, or should i struggel a LITTLE?

2, When i learn 2 or 3 different speedpicking patterns, will other speed lick be easier?

3, When i tune down to drop D, should only the low e string be tuned down?

4, What thickness of strings do you perfer when you shred?

5, Should i be tuned half step down when i pratice? for easier vibrato and bend



1. You should strive to be completely relaxed, but it won't be possible when playing something out of your comfort zone. Just try to relax as much as you can.
2. All licks you learn go into your muscle memory, so generally as many licks you learn you will have a better chance playing new licks without a problem.
3. For Drop-D tuning only low E string should be tuned to D.
4. 9s should be good for shredding as they are "softer" and easier to control. But if you can do it with 10s its better since they would sound a little more "powerful" due to string gauge.
5. No, I would recommend practicing in standard tuning or in tuning in which you play 90% of the time. There is no point in making bends easier etc and then not being able to do it right in standard tuning (in which most songs are) smile.gif

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For speed picking, be completely relaxed as possible and work more on reducing movement/distance (the less of that, the faster you can go) and being accurate. Start off slowly and you pick up speed over time.

Don't stick on something for too long, change to another exercise pattern. You improve faster and when you come back you'll find it much easier.


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