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post Apr 11 2007, 06:46 PM
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Hi people,

My name is Kenneth, I'm a 23 year old male from Malta. I've been playing an electric guitar for the past 3 years and i'm not that bad - I can read tabletures and i've been playing solos of guns & roses, metallica, iron maiden, Queen, etc...

The reason I signed up with this site is that I want to learn the theory and the basics of the guitar because I learned it on my own and I'm sure there are things that I do badly.

The most thing i wish to improve though is SPEED. Sometimes I give up playing certain songs just because they are too fast for me - I really hope I can achieve an improvement in my playing speed. Besides I just bought myself an Ibanez presige and want to get the best out of it :)

I've already learned the A minor Pentatonic box and the C major Ionian scale in the first lesson of scales and practicing with them up and down everyday is realy helping me, anyone can suggest how should I continue/practice?

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post Apr 11 2007, 07:08 PM
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QUOTE (StrykerG @ Apr 11 2007, 01:46 PM) *
Hi people,

My name is Kenneth, I'm a 23 year old male from Malta. I've been playing an electric guitar for the past 3 years and i'm not that bad - I can read tabletures and i've been playing solos of guns & roses, metallica, iron maiden, Queen, etc...

The reason I signed up with this site is that I want to learn the theory and the basics of the guitar because I learned it on my own and I'm sure there are things that I do badly.

The most thing i wish to improve though is SPEED. Sometimes I give up playing certain songs just because they are too fast for me - I really hope I can achieve an improvement in my playing speed. Besides I just bought myself an Ibanez presige and want to get the best out of it smile.gif

I've already learned the A minor Pentatonic box and the C major Ionian scale in the first lesson of scales and practicing with them up and down everyday is realy helping me, anyone can suggest how should I continue/practice?


Welcome!

The absolute key to increasing speed it practice with a metronome - Kris has a lesson on this in the beginners section, thats a great place to start, and also there is a how to practice lesson - both are full of great info on putting together a regular stuctured practice session - if you have any questions just ask us!


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Apr 11 2007, 08:08 PM) *
Welcome!

The absolute key to increasing speed it practice with a metronome - Kris has a lesson on this in the beginners section, thats a great place to start, and also there is a how to practice lesson - both are full of great info on putting together a regular stuctured practice session - if you have any questions just ask us!


Yeah I was thinking about buying a metronome and when I was looking around tring to find a good one I came up with this free software http://www.pinkandaint.com/weirdmet.shtml its really simple and yet very good for its use
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QUOTE (StrykerG @ Apr 12 2007, 11:23 AM) *
Yeah I was thinking about buying a metronome and when I was looking around tring to find a good one I came up with this free software http://www.pinkandaint.com/weirdmet.shtml its really simple and yet very good for its use


Yep, that's all you need - soon you'll be shredding like a demon smile.gif


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Thanks for the software tip. Here is another one online for the needy.

Hmmm... edit to put the actual link in. http://www.metronomeonline.com/

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