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QUOTE (bleez @ Nov 9 2015, 03:34 PM) *
WOW! his tone is great, warm and fuzzy 70's goodness smile.gif Actually, there are parts where he has a real stoner groove going on there. Really good stuff, thanks for the post.



yeah! we had stoner in 1973 here!! smile.gif

That's why even modern stoner bands play Pappo's covers...




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Hi Gab, been a while since I posted in here huh.gif I saw your topic 'are you lost / need a guitar plan' and thought 'man, I totally need that' cool.gif
Ive been practising really solid for the last couple of years but TBH I looked at my progress and was quite disappointed, it was kinda depressing rolleyes.gif so instead of carrying on doing the same stuff I thought It would be better to check in with you to get a better plan of attack.

I usually have between 1.5 / 2 hours daily to practice. My usual routine is quite open but I tend to spend 45 mins to an hour on alternate picking with the metronome, using various patterns. I actually enjoy playing patterns to the metronome, I dont find it boring at all - its like meditation smile.gif but still, even with all the picking practise Ive done I still dont think my progress has been all that good. I have 2 lessons which I use to test my picking progress and I still cant play either of them at full speed yet..... after two years!

any thoughts on what I should do to get a more effective practice plan?



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Hi Bleez, great to see you here again!

I would really like to help you. At first, it would be helpful if you share videos of you playing those 2 lessons. Is it possible?



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 16 2016, 01:10 AM) *
Hi Bleez, great to see you here again!

I would really like to help you. At first, it would be helpful if you share videos of you playing those 2 lessons. Is it possible?

awesome smile.gif I'll record them this afternoon, thanks dude.


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hey gab, here's the first one. The target speed is 75BPM but this is me at 70, as you hear Im starting to lose it a bit in the most difficult sections.

lesson - https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Hand-Synch/

I think Im a bit better with the second lesson but its still not there. You'll probably recognise this lesson!
target speed is 114BPM, Im playing it at 110 which is about my limit. Ive never played it clean above this speed.

Lesson - https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...-maiden-lesson/

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Hi mate,

this lessons show an important issue to adjust which is related to your right hand. You are moving those fingers too much while the fingers should be completely fixed.

During the next 7 days, you'll focus your alternate picking practice on this exercises:




Watch carefully his right hand movement and emulate it. Notice how he doesn't move his right hand while picking. This exercises are not very musical but will be the most effective way to take the right direction for your right hand picking.

The idea is that you dedicate 1 hour per day to this.... or at least 40 minutes and then if you want 20 to the current lessons.

What do you think?


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I dont know why Im moving my fingers like that huh.gif Its not even intentional, I dont think I do that when playing fast chords or riffs. damn.
I like those Vinnie Moore patterns, Ive used the first one ( the 1-2-3-4 ) quite a lot. I can spend an hour per day on these no problem smile.gif


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Excellent! Let's go for it. smile.gif


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hey Gab, just a quick update on the picking.
I'll use the language of Vinnie Mooore cool.gif ...... The 1-2-3-4 and 4-3-2-1 patterns are quite good, those are the fastest patterns I can play and Im just trying to focus on not moving my fingers when picking.
the 1-2-3 and 3-2-1 patterns were really awkward! they took me a few sessions to get into the groove with them but they are coming along fine now. they are just a little slower than the 4-3-2-1.
I found my hand getting tired when doing them for a full hour so I split them into two 45 minute sessions. So in the morning I'll do the 3-2-1's for 45 mins and at night I do the 4-3-2-1's
Im more than happy to keep this going, I really like the metronome stuff biggrin.gif


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Fantastic mate! This will have a killer impact in your playing. You need to be patient and keep this routine for at least 3 months. I know that it ca sound like a lot of time, but compare it with your whole life, it's just a second. biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 24 2016, 02:27 PM) *
but compare it with your whole life, it's just a second. biggrin.gif

biggrin.gif yes indeed!
Im happy to stick with these types of sessions as long as it takes. I like using the metronome as much as playing to a backing track, sometimes more smile.gif
I'll post a vid in a couple of days of these patterns so you can double check my picking hand is looking okay. Not that Im paranoid about it.......... but I totally am rolleyes.gif


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Excellent! I'll wait for your videos. smile.gif


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hi gab, heres a small section of the 1-2-3 and 3-2-1 vinnie moore patterns. Im trying desperately to minimise movement from my fingers holding the pick. It aint easy! Hopefully there is at least a little progress from the previous maiden lesson vid.





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yes, there is progress here, but it needs more days of practice to make the movements smaller and more natural / smoother. Also, when playing this triplets, I note that you rush tempo on each pattern. Listen to some triplets patterns or lessons and notice how triplets should sound.

I feel that you could practice at a bit slower tempo to be able to concentrate on those details.



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 29 2016, 06:18 PM) *
I feel that you could practice at a bit slower tempo to be able to concentrate on those details.

LOL! yeah, I always suspected that I need to practice all of my alternate picking patterns a bit slower. It just feels like I wont progress if I dont play them as fast as I can! However I will reduce the speed from now on and try to tighten up the areas you mentioned.

I find the triplets quite difficult to play with the metronome. Vinnie didnt use one in that video and Im not 100% sure how they should really sound against a beat.


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What if you use guitar pro for practising? You can write the triplets and play along with the midi for a while. Then, when you feel comfortable, you can mute midi and play over metronome.


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never tried that but I'll have a look.
I was just trying to copy the way vinnie done them but he plays the 3 notes very slow and then very fast wink.gif I cant really hear any particular rhythm to his demonstration of the 3 notes per string exercise.
I can hear how it is sounds when you play triplets through a scale, should I be trying to play more like this?

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Hi Bleez,

you can use this file: Attached File  triplets.zip ( 581bytes ) Number of downloads: 6


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 31 2016, 02:05 PM) *
Hi Bleez,

you can use this file: Attached File  triplets.zip ( 581bytes ) Number of downloads: 6

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QUOTE (bleez @ May 31 2016, 11:25 AM) *
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