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Shredly
post May 21 2010, 03:23 AM
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Ive built alt picking speed up across the strings but I cant seem to get much faster on these. These would be Yngwie style licks. Every time I try to speed up, the sync. falls apart. Obviously the challenge is the position shifts. Whats the best way to practice these?
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post May 21 2010, 04:03 AM
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QUOTE (Shredly @ May 20 2010, 09:23 PM) *
Whats the best way to practice these?


Slowly. That answer is short and disappointing, but it's the truth. If you can stomach it, any kind of AP exercise at excruciatingly slow speed will eventually fix this problem. There are some ways to trick yourself into hating these exercises (and the starting tempo) a lot less:

1. concentrate on the quality of the note, not the speed
2. add a delay effect that's echoing faster than the notes you're actually playing. It'll start to sound more musical --perhaps a lot-- depending on the lesson you've chosen.



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post May 22 2010, 05:17 AM
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I know what you mean,

Practice groups of two positions at a time,don't try to do the whole at once yet,

and the other thing is to have your muscles remember every shape, you achieve this by practicing quite much, smile.gif


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post May 22 2010, 02:34 PM
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You should try to make mini exercises out of those problematic areas. If you find one switch to be hard, just make a two bar exercise that will incorporate that switch. Once you master it, make it a larger portion or different hard part (of lick) which will incorporate different switch. Go really slowly and concentrate on the sound and movement. When you are on your "top speed", metronome increasing will be only 1 bpm at a time...

Also check out these series of exercises it may prove helpful :

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...nchronisation1/


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post May 22 2010, 05:10 PM
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It takes a lot of time if you want to play really fast. But before that time, you have to learn to play it perfectly on extremely slow tempos. When you do that, you will have proper foundation to be able to aim to high speeds.


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post Jun 4 2010, 11:24 PM
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I used to undervalue one string picking, but it's very challenging, it requires different kind of motion where your wrist is working constantly, different from scalar patterns and runs where you move your elbow slightly and "conserve" muscular energy, to put it that way.


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post Jun 5 2010, 03:50 AM
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You have make the metronome your new best friend!! Hahaha. Seriously, start slow and you will understand perfectly every movement and you will be able to coordinate them. Be sure to have full-understood before speed things up!


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post Jun 5 2010, 03:56 AM
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Todd here smile.gif I'm a big Alternate Picking fan and focus on that in my video lessons every Saturday at 2:00 Pm E.S.T. Do join us and I'm sure we can get you past your stick point! For starters, take a look at the lesson series that I've started working on here at GMC. Here is a link to the notes and tablatures so far. 10 Lessons focused on building your speed and precision during Alternate Picking.

LINK TO ALTERNATE PICKING LESSON NOTES/TABS

As many folks have said here, and they are dead on, the Metronome is your best friend! Being able to play consistently to a click track is the path to greater speed and precision. You will reach a stick point, the metronome can help you focus and work past it. As you work through the lessons, always try to use a Metronome.

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