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post May 10 2007, 11:13 AM
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OK so currently I have a set practice session I do daily. It roughly consists of the following;

10 Minutes Sweeping C Major Arpeggio Shape.
10 Minutes Sweeping A Minor Arpeggio Shape 1
10 Minutes Sweeping A Minor Arpeggio Shape 2
25 Minutes Alternate Picking Etude
30 Minutes Paul Gilbert Prelude and Fugue D Major
10 Minutes Tapping Exercises
15 Minutes A/E Minor Pentatonic Jam.

You will notice the Bach peice is not a GMC lesson, rather a Paul Gilbrt Lesson from Total Guitar Shred Special. I feel i am gaining good alternate picking technique from this and enjoy playing it very much.
Would the instructors recommend I complete this peice correctly and precise,or substitue it with another GMC Alternate picking exercise?

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post May 10 2007, 12:00 PM
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Well i'm no instructor but...

I'v watched that piece as well and all i can say it's a beautiful piece of music. part of my pratice routine i also include a thing from gilbert. the mozart piece "ein klein nachtmusik". good piece for your legato. I'd say go for it. It's looks like your benefitting a lot from it, and you also enjoy playing it. The best of both world...Nail it!

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post May 10 2007, 12:05 PM
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QUOTE (browq @ May 10 2007, 12:00 PM) *
Well i'm no instructor but...

I'v watched that piece as well and all i can say it's a beautiful piece of music. part of my pratice routine i also include a thing from gilbert. the mozart piece "ein klein nachtmusik". good piece for your legato. I'd say go for it. It's looks like your benefitting a lot from it, and you also enjoy playing it. The best of both world...Nail it!

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Thanks for your post. I think I know the peice you mean, i dont suppose you have a Guitar Pro tab of it do you? Im really looking to put eliments of Paul Gilberts Technique to create my own style.


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post May 10 2007, 12:08 PM
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there is a version of that song in power tab

just type in paul gilbert at www.ultimate-guiatar.com and you'll find it

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QUOTE (browq @ May 10 2007, 12:08 PM) *
there is a version of that song in power tab

just type in paul gilbert at www.ultimate-guiatar.com and you'll find it


Ahh yes i just found it. I have the same old problem of no Sound playback ! sad.gif


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post May 10 2007, 12:28 PM
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hey mattacuk - i would say if you want some serious progress you need to make those times atleast x2.

30 minutes of sweeping is not enough if you want to get serious improvement in it!

...just a suggestion...


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post May 10 2007, 12:29 PM
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I think learning songs is a great form of practice, it gets you a better insight into compostition, on top of all the things ive learned to practice here, i usually run through and play along to all the Arch Enemy songs i know (about 10-12 songs total), and lately ive been playing alot of Opeth (only about 4 songs) and of course my favorite practice routine, playing my iron maiden songs (Alot of them...)

I think its great to use other practice routines and blend them together as long as they work for you
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post May 10 2007, 12:34 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ May 10 2007, 12:28 PM) *
hey mattacuk - i would say if you want some serious progress you need to make those times atleast x2.

30 minutes of sweeping is not enough if you want to get serious improvement in it!

...just a suggestion...


hi Pavel,
thanks for your input. I will try my best, its difficult when im working though. currently im out of work so can put the effort in !!


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post May 10 2007, 01:30 PM
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When training physical (your body) it's good to change your training routines regularly because your body and mind adapts to your routine and only put up just as much effort as necessary. The body and mind is real lazy and can come up with some serious tricks to not have to work hard. And everything you train, even if it's not directly related to your goal teaches/trains mind and body.

So, my guess is that this applies to guitar too.
Atleast it's refreshing mentally to get a change and helps the fun to stay fun.


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post May 10 2007, 02:07 PM
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QUOTE (blindwillie @ May 10 2007, 02:30 PM) *
Atleast it's refreshing mentally to get a change and helps the fun to stay fun.

YES!!! It should always be fun. Do the boring excercises but break it up with some fun stuff.
I always end the day with some cool riffs or if I happen to nail a difficult piece I never managed before I call it a day instantly. That's 100 times better for the soul and mind to carry with you than ending the day getting stuck with your fingers in the tremolo bleeding all over the place.


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post May 10 2007, 05:34 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ May 10 2007, 12:13 PM) *
10 Minutes Sweeping C Major Arpeggio Shape.
10 Minutes Sweeping A Minor Arpeggio Shape 1
10 Minutes Sweeping A Minor Arpeggio Shape 2
25 Minutes Alternate Picking Etude
30 Minutes Paul Gilbert Prelude and Fugue D Major
10 Minutes Tapping Exercises
15 Minutes A/E Minor Pentatonic Jam.


where did you find the tabs and videos for these lessons??

I don't really have a structure in my practis, I just play lessons i know and practis lessons i want to lern.
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post May 10 2007, 07:13 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ May 10 2007, 06:28 AM) *
hey mattacuk - i would say if you want some serious progress you need to make those times atleast x2.

30 minutes of sweeping is not enough if you want to get serious improvement in it!

...just a suggestion...


i say x8 biggrin.gif, do like 8 hours a day..biggrin.gif until yoru fingers are sore biggrin.gif..not till it can cause serious injury...its kinda like workign out..you do say 150 lbs. bench press 50 times..and it doesnt hurt you...and you have no growth or improvement....so you ened to step it up..eith by doing that by doing it x2 longer..or up the weight...get what im sayinhere...ither have a harder practice schedule..with harder lessons..or make those..lesson yoru doing now....5 TIMES LONGER..i know..i did legato iwth my pinky 1 night before..and my ring finger..for like an hour straight OMG ..they were bruised the next day biggrin.gif lol..pfff


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post May 10 2007, 08:33 PM
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QUOTE (meandmyguitar @ May 10 2007, 05:34 PM) *
where did you find the tabs and videos for these lessons??

I don't really have a structure in my practis, I just play lessons i know and practis lessons i want to lern.


Hey,
This is just a rough approximation of a routine I have put together for myself, but is constantly evolving to suit my individual needs! biggrin.gif (what a mouth full blink.gif ). You could try building your own practice routine based on various lessons from GMC.


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