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Sickz666
post Jun 15 2011, 12:56 PM
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Hey everybody! smile.gif

Finally, now im free from school for the summer. And also, going to a new school after the summer after being in the same school for 10 years. And the best part, half of my school schedule will be music!

Although lets get to the point of this thread, i got 2 months and 2 weeks of semester now and i would like to hear your opinion on what i should practice. I´ve come up with a small list so far, and i would like you to give your thoughts on it and if i should add something. laugh.gif

10-15 min warm up/day
Learn some new songs ( 1 song per 1-2 week, dream theater stuff) 40 min/day
6 licks from my many LickLibrary quicklicks DVDs, 5 min per lick everyday for a week. then the next 6 etc.
10-15 min ear training/ day.
20 min music theory/ day (this includes learning to read sheet music)
10-20 min Alternate picking exercises/day (I just suck to badly at it)
10-15 jamming/day.

Sites that will be used for music theory and ear training is :

http://www.musictheory.net/

http://www.musiclearningtools.net/scaleeartraining

So what you think guys, i got much to do and i know how to practice well this summer (over the past months i´ve studied how to practice good so, score to me smile.gif )

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post Jun 15 2011, 01:35 PM
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Sounds good, but be consistent.

You may want to include techniques such as legato, bending and vibrato.


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post Jun 15 2011, 01:42 PM
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This sounds very good if you can keep up. You shouldn't push yourself to hard though. 2 hour session per day is more then enough.
Most important thing here will be to stick to the schedule and keep a diary of your progress. Write down after each session what you did and how (bpm etc etc). That way you'll be able to see the progress from week to week.

Also in order not to get bored - I recommend substituting some of plain exercises with the lessons on GMC. They are equally effective - but playing a song-like lesson/exercise will be much more fun.

Keep us updated on your progress.


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Thanks for the tip on bending and vibrato dude smile.gif

I pretty much got vibrato and legato covered on my agenda though, some songs i have planned to learn are by satriani so there is alot of legato.

I´ve also worked on some Zakk Wylde and steve vai licks, two diffrent sorts of vibrato there. smile.gif
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post Jun 15 2011, 02:01 PM
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Alright, but you have an AP exclusive section, and I'm sure that appears in previous sections too tongue.gif Just don't neglect your bending and vibrato wink.gif

Also, like Bogdan said, keep your motivation up, it's too easy to get burned out with these routines. Keep it fresh! Good luck!


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post Jun 15 2011, 02:03 PM
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Hey sounds like a really good plan that smile.gif I know how you feel with school work. I have just rejoined after finishing my university degree smile.gif It really takes up the majority of your time. Good luck with everything and your school results too wink.gif

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post Jun 15 2011, 02:19 PM
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It looks fine by me, but I suggest that you should take one day in which you won't touch the guitar smile.gif that's the day when all this info shall be attached to you actually - you also need time for the information to be assimilated so have a one day break wink.gif I can imagine that you want to take as much advantage of the time you have but, try this method and believe me, it's gonna work and besides, it's going to keep your mind fresh. Cheerios and best of luck wink.gif


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post Jun 15 2011, 09:55 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 15 2011, 03:19 PM) *
It looks fine by me, but I suggest that you should take one day in which you won't touch the guitar smile.gif......


Hahaha ,excellent point mr.Lupu ! There are days when I can't look at guitar, but that mood passes me quickly smile.gif


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post Jun 15 2011, 09:56 PM
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QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Jun 15 2011, 08:55 PM) *
Hahaha ,excellent point mr.Lupu ! There are days when I can't look at guitar, but that mood passes me quickly smile.gif


We're only human ...aren't we? tongue.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 15 2011, 10:56 PM) *
We're only human ...aren't we? tongue.gif


yes,but sometime worse than any animal tongue.gif


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post Jun 15 2011, 10:12 PM
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QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Jun 15 2011, 09:55 PM) *
There are days when I can't look at guitar, but that mood passes me quickly smile.gif


Haha, I'm sure there are also days where my guitar doesn't want to look at me ! laugh.gif

Good advice by all... DD, Bogdan and Cosmin have some very good points.. you've got a good, efficient structure to your routine but balance is key for inspiration and motivation. Enjoy ! smile.gif


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post Jun 15 2011, 10:38 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jun 15 2011, 11:12 PM) *
Haha, I'm sure there are also days where my guitar doesn't want to look at me ! laugh.gif


Such situations require special measures - seduce her, look at her in love, and very soon you'll both be happy! biggrin.gif


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post Jun 15 2011, 10:40 PM
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just disagree with one, i think 20 min music theory/ day is pretty much useless, if it was me i would put like 40min/1hour and reviewing that theory at the end of the day. "just saying q:" and also i don't think you should advance on theory from day to day i mean like one day study major/minor scales then on the other day the modes then the other day ..wait what did i study yesterday q:, study for example major/minor scales, major/minor chords construction and stick with it for a while dig every thing you can from them when you fully ready jump to the next stage, but well that's just me.

http://www.musiclearningtools.net/scaleeartraining <--didn't knew this one ty!

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post Jun 15 2011, 11:54 PM
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You've got some good sites to train relative pitch but what about perfect? Granted it depends on your goals and needs but here is the website I've been using and liking- http://prolobe.com/. Stay consistent and good luck!


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