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ShredNChunk
post Jul 30 2011, 08:31 PM
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I was wondering how one should go about picking a lesson of an appropriate level. I think one if my biggest archilles heels, is alternate picking on over 2 or more strings, especially if it's of a faster nature.

I picked Muris' Alternate Workout lesson. (https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guitar/alternate-workout) Even though its a pretty low level one (4), i have a really hard time with it. I can barely keep it clean at 50% BPM (65). Is this then too far out of reach, and should i pick another lesson, which is can nail faster/better for now?
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post Jul 30 2011, 08:41 PM
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Hey all

It's me again laugh.gif

I was wondering how one should go about picking a lesson of an appropriate level. I think one if my biggest archilles heels, is alternate picking on over 2 or more strings, especially if it's of a faster nature.

I picked Muris' Alternate Workout lesson. (https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guitar/alternate-workout) Even though its a pretty low level one (4), i have a really hard time with it. I can barely keep it clean at 50% BPM (65). Is this then too far out of reach, and should i pick another lesson, which is can nail faster/better for now?

I don't think so as long as you perfect 50% before you increase your speed,try to record at that speed ,so we can listen and better give you advice
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post Jul 30 2011, 09:25 PM
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Don't worry too much about the levels, it's a suggestion but you might be ace at something and need work and struggle on something else at that same level. Finding the areas which need work is the first step.

Keep it slow and play as cleany as possible, focus on one hand then the other. Work on reducing the movement and distances required in both hands, while staying comfortable and relaxed. Then build up speed slowly possibly against a metronome.

I would suggest practicing string skipping, such as:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/string_skipping_etude/

This might be a real challenge, but give it a good go to control and gain confidence in your picking hand to be able to jump around strings, then come back to the lesson(s) you struggle on and it should feel a bit easier.


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post Jul 30 2011, 09:38 PM
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if you can do it at 50% it's good! just keep at it, once you nail it completely at that speed, raise the tempo by 8bpm every time until you reach your goal, time is your ally


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post Jul 30 2011, 10:54 PM
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Mate! Don't enter into a competition with yourself smile.gif just have things done perfectly and you'll see it will prove a far better approach in time!


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