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post Aug 4 2010, 07:59 AM
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Don't really know what to ask about it, besides if you have any tips about that fast staccato lick, been playing it now for couple of days. Rest of the track feels comfortable, need to get this last part up to speed. Thinking more about that picking action, feels more aggressive when played clean (and slow in my case) which is nice. On the other hand, to my ears, to be able to play clean with various action sounds kinda best, i.e. fast passages with a little less 'hardness' and maybe a bit harder on some parts (vibrato, bends) just like you do in this solo. Your bends are pretty wide and pronounced, guess it's because it's part of the lesson but it sounds good too. lots of dynamics in that case. About the possible tips, this is three note per string lick (staccato one) and I've seen somewhere in some instructional video/dvd that it's good practice to accent the first of three (or four) in order to make a 'milestone' while playing fast. That is supposed to give some sort of better orientation while playing fast. What do you think about it? this still does not come naturally to me.
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post Aug 4 2010, 06:27 PM
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Hi Emir, nice to hear from you!

Thank you for your kind words.

Everyone has ones own way of practicing 3 notes / sting scales. John Petrucci said in one of his instructional videos, that for him, the best way to practice these scales is to put an accent on every new string. I've tryed that, but it didn't work for me. You must find your own way of practicing. However, I can give you some hints, which helped me a lot.

First of all, try to move your fingers as less as possible. Keep your fingers as close to the neck as possible. The less movement you do, the faster you'll become. The other thing is to loosen your fretting hand as much as possible.

To be able to play that fast, a lot of focus and practice is needed. Few days, few months, it really depends on your current playing level, and your ability to focus. But remember, nothing's impossible, if you put your mind to it, you can acomplish anything.

Before I could do any shredding, I've practiced "Modal Madness" a lot, so I recommend you to do the same, it will help you very much.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask them!

Cheers

QUOTE (emirb @ Aug 4 2010, 08:59 AM) *
Hi again! smile.gif
Don't really know what to ask about it, besides if you have any tips about that fast staccato lick, been playing it now for couple of days. Rest of the track feels comfortable, need to get this last part up to speed. Thinking more about that picking action, feels more aggressive when played clean (and slow in my case) which is nice. On the other hand, to my ears, to be able to play clean with various action sounds kinda best, i.e. fast passages with a little less 'hardness' and maybe a bit harder on some parts (vibrato, bends) just like you do in this solo. Your bends are pretty wide and pronounced, guess it's because it's part of the lesson but it sounds good too. lots of dynamics in that case. About the possible tips, this is three note per string lick (staccato one) and I've seen somewhere in some instructional video/dvd that it's good practice to accent the first of three (or four) in order to make a 'milestone' while playing fast. That is supposed to give some sort of better orientation while playing fast. What do you think about it? this still does not come naturally to me.
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post Aug 4 2010, 09:16 PM
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QUOTE (Zsolt Galambos @ Aug 4 2010, 07:27 PM) *
Hi Emir, nice to hear from you!

Thank you for your kind words.

Everyone has ones own way of practicing 3 notes / sting scales. John Petrucci said in one of his instructional videos, that for him, the best way to practice these scales is to put an accent on every new string. I've tryed that, but it didn't work for me. You must find your own way of practicing. However, I can give you some hints, which helped me a lot.

First of all, try to move your fingers as less as possible. Keep your fingers as close to the neck as possible. The less movement you do, the faster you'll become. The other thing is to loosen your fretting hand as much as possible.

To be able to play that fast, a lot of focus and practice is needed. Few days, few months, it really depends on your current playing level, and your ability to focus. But remember, nothing's impossible, if you put your mind to it, you can acomplish anything.

Before I could do any shredding, I've practiced "Modal Madness" a lot, so I recommend you to do the same, it will help you very much.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask them!

Cheers



Thanks for the tips! I'll check out the modal madness, seems too hard smile.gif but in time... smile.gif
I'm trying not to lift my finger too much from the fret board, but there is also a problem in my right hand - no stamina. This is the direct consequence of me not playing guitar for such a long time. but now after 2 and a half months here at GMC I feel like I can almost play 'normally' for some time at least not feel discomfort in my hands (and arms..). But there is still a long way to go...


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No problem, man!

The same thing goes for your right hand, relax it as much as possible. Use your elbow, your lover hand and your wrist to produce the desired picking speed. Practice makes one perfect, so don't rush anything. I even use my upper hand at fast tempos.

Keep it up!

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Thanks for the tips! I'll check out the modal madness, seems too hard smile.gif but in time... smile.gif
I'm trying not to lift my finger too much from the fret board, but there is also a problem in my right hand - no stamina. This is the direct consequence of me not playing guitar for such a long time. but now after 2 and a half months here at GMC I feel like I can almost play 'normally' for some time at least not feel discomfort in my hands (and arms..). But there is still a long way to go...



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