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post Sep 11 2010, 02:40 PM
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Hey Daniel,

I have a question about the tempo workout. First I want to say that I think its a great lesson. I have been in a rut sounding like all my playing is just a scale workout. So this is very helpful.

My question has to do with the beat on this workout. I was recently taught by a local instructor to break songs down using the method where you tap your foot and keep your pick hand moving to the tempo and saying 1, 2, 3, 4. Or 1 & 2 & 3 & 4. Or 1 eh and ah 2 eh and ah 3 eh..... That way you can figure out if you should hit a note on the upstroke or the downstroke while keeping the pick hand moving in time. Its a very frustrating thing to practice but it has helped me so much.

I have been trying to do this with you tempo workout and it seems to be a little more difficult. Maybe its a little more advanced in that area than I have covered at this point. So I was wondering if you might have some advice on how to apply this method properly to your tempo workout. Maybe this method is not the best way for me to work on this type of lesson.

Thanks

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post Jan 9 2011, 02:29 AM
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Hey Daniel,

I have a question about the tempo workout. First I want to say that I think its a great lesson. I have been in a rut sounding like all my playing is just a scale workout. So this is very helpful.

My question has to do with the beat on this workout. I was recently taught by a local instructor to break songs down using the method where you tap your foot and keep your pick hand moving to the tempo and saying 1, 2, 3, 4. Or 1 & 2 & 3 & 4. Or 1 eh and ah 2 eh and ah 3 eh..... That way you can figure out if you should hit a note on the upstroke or the downstroke while keeping the pick hand moving in time. Its a very frustrating thing to practice but it has helped me so much.

I have been trying to do this with you tempo workout and it seems to be a little more difficult. Maybe its a little more advanced in that area than I have covered at this point. So I was wondering if you might have some advice on how to apply this method properly to your tempo workout. Maybe this method is not the best way for me to work on this type of lesson.

Thanks

Hi Fingerspasm,

Sorry for the late reply, I just saw this post,

Yes, you can apply that method to any piece music that has rhythm. The difference in the Tempo Workout lesson is that the beats are "jazz" 8th notes.

You would count: 1 eh and ah 2 eh and ah 3 eh and ah 4

notice the space between notes instead of:

1 eh and 2 eh and ah 3 eh and...

I explain these in video number one of the lesson.

I hope that helps!


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