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Andrew Cockburn
post Mar 12 2007, 02:54 AM
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Hah ! After diligent practicing for at least 6 weeks on part I, I decided to have a look at part II and III of Kris' speedpicking 101 lesson - all of a sudden a light came on, in terms of how you put simple patterns together to make monster runs - all of a sudden it all made sense! I immediately sat down and put together a 24 note 16th triplet run into a song I am practicing on at the moment - it sounds awesome (to me at least), and while I won't be winning any prizes for speed any time soon (its 140bpm but I'm really playing half speed 8ths), all of a sudden I see the fretboard opening up in front of me ... a real defining moment, I thought I'd like to share - thanks Kris!


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post Mar 12 2007, 03:12 AM
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Congrats Andrew!

I hope I can be close to that in 6 weeks!

Were you doing this playing pentatonic scales after weeks of memorizing the patterns and switching box to box?


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post Mar 12 2007, 03:23 AM
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QUOTE (AIB234 @ Mar 11 2007, 10:12 PM) *
Congrats Andrew!

I hope I can be close to that in 6 weeks!

Were you doing this playing pentatonic scales after weeks of memorizing the patterns and switching box to box?


Thanks!

I've been playing for years, so I know my way around the fretboard pretty well already, but play mostly pentatonic legato - I've been specifically working on the speedpicking stuff for 6 weeks or so, since joining this site. The speedpicking breakthrough for me was taking simple patterns and stringing them together - it never occurred to me before. I was always trying to play scales up and down which is harder. I have been working a lot with major scales recently, so this was based on them, not pentatonic - triplets are a lot harder in pentatonic as well, as you only get 2 notes per string.


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post Mar 12 2007, 03:40 AM
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That's cool.

I guess I'll just keep working on memorizing my patterns and the freedom to jam will come with time!


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post Mar 12 2007, 08:21 AM
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That's really great to hear Andrew! biggrin.gif

I hope this will inspire others to have a go at that serie too!

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post Mar 12 2007, 11:18 AM
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Congrats!

I'm also practising these series a lot. And if you want some extra fun, Cause you seem to understand the licks in these series, Is take a look at pavels rock & rythem second lesson, there's an interesting pattern there that goes decending on the fretboard but the notes are acending....Sounds really cool
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QUOTE (browq @ Mar 12 2007, 06:18 AM) *
Congrats!

I'm also practising these series a lot. And if you want some extra fun, Cause you seem to understand the licks in these series, Is take a look at pavels rock & rythem second lesson, there's an interesting pattern there that goes decending on the fretboard but the notes are acending....Sounds really cool


Haven't seen that lesson yet - I'll check it out thanks!


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