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post Jul 7 2009, 09:46 AM
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I came across a program thats called "Guitar Speed Trainer PRO" that develops one's core speed and timing using scales and a metronome. It's quite good, but a little bit narrow, since it's covers just a few scales etc... Are there any similar computer programs out there ?

Secondly, Im thinking of writing a program for guitar speed/timing regardless of playing style (since Im a computer programmer in my spare time.. *lol*). Can U guys give me some input of what may be important?

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post Jul 7 2009, 12:02 PM
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Not sure what to say Staffy,
IMO you can build your speed playing regular solos,
Gilbert, Malmsteen, Romeo etc,
that way you're practicing technique PLUS you're not going too far away from music,
playing exercises only and focusing on speed only can be misleading for someone.

I'm out of ideas, I guess someone can tell you more. smile.gif


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post Jul 7 2009, 12:24 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jul 7 2009, 01:02 PM) *
Not sure what to say Staffy,
IMO you can build your speed playing regular solos,
Gilbert, Malmsteen, Romeo etc,
that way you're practicing technique PLUS you're not going too far away from music,
playing exercises only and focusing on speed only can be misleading for someone.

I'm out of ideas, I guess someone can tell you more. smile.gif


Aaahh, dont misunderstand me here, what I'm talking about here is to learn the craftmanship, eg. to have the tools to actually play any kind of of solo. To be able to do that, You have to master the instrument itself as well as have a good coordination, and not to forget a good timing. I know that Yngwie for example used to play Bach etydes in a hilarious tempo along with the metronome in order to get a good picking technique... Pat Metheny masters ALL scales from the bottom to the top of the instrument, what You doing with the technique in the end is a matter of musicality and what kind of music You actually want to play.

What I have in mind is a structured way of building speed and coordination, based on certain exercises performed maybe 1/2 hour per day and then of course afterwards playing other solos, train the ear, jamming and so on.

Just playing scales doesn't develop any musicality as you say, but if You can master them properly it sure makes it easier to play what you actually want. I've seen a lot of good examples on warming up exercises etc. here on the site, but I believe that most guitarists is not very structured in their exercising, and a computer program can be a lot of help to those that are a little bit lazy. (as myself... ) :-)



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