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madspoulsen
post Feb 23 2010, 05:48 PM
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Hey Muris!

I am praticing your Beginner solo in D at the moment, and i almost nailed it, but i am having troubles with the 16th note triplet run. The deal is, that i can only execute the run at the speed of 60 bmp, and i need to increase that to 70. I know one way is to practice by metronome and slowly increase the beat rate, but i was wondering if i could practice it in a more effiecient way? Do you have any suggestions or is that the best way to practice it?

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Muris Varajic
post Feb 23 2010, 05:55 PM
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Hello. smile.gif

It's bit hard for me to tell for sure cause I can't see,
would be great if you could post a video but it's not the must.
Anyways, the most efficient way to improve thing is to practice, no other way.
What people often do is to push themselves above the limit (70-80 bpm in your case),
just to see how it feels to play it faster than usual.
Since those triplets are the fastest part in that lesson (I think)
I believe it's above your current limits.
But good thing is, you can change your limit tomorrow, even today!
Practice more, push it higher if you want but try to keep it as clean and accurate as possible,
it'll come. smile.gif


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post Feb 23 2010, 08:19 PM
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Wow, what a quick answer!

Yes, the lesson is a little above my limits, but i guess it is a good thing, if i want to develop my guitar skills, right? smile.gif

I don't have any cam or recording gear, so i have to leave you by this. But thank you for the answer! I will keep practicing the run along with a metronom and try push myself a little. Old fashion hard work smile.gif

Actually Muris, i have one last question for you. It is a general question about my right hand. I rest my right hand near the bridge, where it feels comfortable, but when i am picking the low e and a string, my palm mutes the string, if i keep resting the hand on the bridge. So therefore, i have to lift my hand a little, in order to get a clean sound from the string(s). My hand doesn't feel like resting, when i have to lift it, so my question is - how do you move your right hand, when picking the 2 strings i mentioned?


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post Feb 24 2010, 12:35 AM
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QUOTE (madspoulsen @ Feb 23 2010, 08:19 PM) *
Actually Muris, i have one last question for you. It is a general question about my right hand. I rest my right hand near the bridge, where it feels comfortable, but when i am picking the low e and a string, my palm mutes the string, if i keep resting the hand on the bridge. So therefore, i have to lift my hand a little, in order to get a clean sound from the string(s). My hand doesn't feel like resting, when i have to lift it, so my question is - how do you move your right hand, when picking the 2 strings i mentioned?


It seems that you're holding your hand similar the way I do it,
resting it near/above bridge.
There are 2 ways to avoid muting on low E and A strings:
1- slightly move your hand higher on guitar body when playing those 2 strings
2- roll your fist a little until your palm moves away from those strings

After a while it'll become natural, keep it up. smile.gif


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post Feb 24 2010, 12:45 AM
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Hi mad, wink.gif

just wanted to add in because I have been on the same boat 6 months ago though my bpm limit was like 100-110bpm at that time. For 15 years, I have been thinking ok this is my limit and cannot cross it. But after doing Muris's lessons and excercises and pushing myself I can now play 150bpm and striving to reach 170 very soon (daring to try his Level 9 lesson). I know its crazy but until you push yourself and have the will the break that limit, it will not be possible. Practice practice is the key as Muris said.

It will pain. Your arms will ache. Your fingers get raped. You will want to give up and throw the guitar. But have patience and work towards it, you will appreciate all the hard work. I did.

Btw, get a webcam/video camera if you can. It helps tremendously to improve the playing style and if you can post RECs, that is even better. Feedback helps a lot.

Good Luck!

Chandra

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post Feb 28 2010, 03:36 PM
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Thank you for the answers, both of you!

The way you suggest to avoid muting the strings, Muris, is already the way i do it. So i will just keep it that way smile.gif


I can only agree with all that you wrote, Chandra. I know the only road to become better is practice pratice and practice. I am just always looking for the most effecient way of praticing. I try challenge myself as much as possibly, and it surely works. I have had a lot of progression since i signed up for GMC. I think i will get a videocamera soon, so i can record some of my takes of the different lessons. Feedback is indeed a great help!


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