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hi gab, update on the picking smile.gif
I decided to take the difficult part of that Maiden lesson and drill it with the metronome.
The good news is that I have made a little bit of an increase in speed since I started doing it this way but unfortunately Ive not been able to stop moving my fingers which hold the pick. I dont know if maybe its because Ive not yet got the hand sync which forces my fingers to stop doing it. Like, Im moving my fingers because Im at a speed which allows me to do so, maybe I will naturally do it less as my hand sync increases.
I can play faster dampened chuggy type riffs without moving my picking fingers at all but at the speed Im playing these picking exercises I dont seem to be able to alter how Im playing. I may just have to run with it and accept the limitations.


Maybe Im more of a 'hammer on - pull off' kind of a guy rolleyes.gif

here's a quick run through the triplet exercise as well. Its much the same as the other drill. I have been able to increase the tempo since starting but cant eliminate the finger moving.


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Hi mate, great to see you practicing!

Timing is good on both videos, not only the 16th notes sound tight, the triplets are sounding good now.

The main issue here is the fingers movements which should be fixed in order to be able to play at faster tempos. This will be a barrier for faster speeds and trickier alternate picking licks so you need to put all your focus on it. On the first video, you are doing more movement from your fingers than from your wrist, while you should start the movement from your wrist on keep your fingers fixed.

I recommend you to slow down this exercises in order to be able to control the fingers movement until you get used to it and it becomes normal. I don't recommend to increase speed practising with the wrong technique.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 14 2016, 05:52 PM) *
Hi mate, great to see you practicing!

Timing is good on both videos, not only the 16th notes sound tight, the triplets are sounding good now.

The main issue here is the fingers movements which should be fixed in order to be able to play at faster tempos. This will be a barrier for faster speeds and trickier alternate picking licks so you need to put all your focus on it. On the first video, you are doing more movement from your fingers than from your wrist, while you should start the movement from your wrist on keep your fingers fixed.

I recommend you to slow down this exercises in order to be able to control the fingers movement until you get used to it and it becomes normal. I don't recommend to increase speed practising with the wrong technique.


yeah, tbh I find both of those patterns are quite difficult to pick, they are probably the most difficult of all the ones Im currently working on.
Ive been making good progress with Bens Hand Sync lesson and Im getting a lot more strict picking with a couple of the other patterns I play
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5wZI4YyB7E


I'll keep working on it cool.gif


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Awesome Bleez!! Your right hand looks much better now. You are not starting the movement from your fingers, well done!

I think that now it's just a matter of patience and diary practice, you are on the right track.


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Gab, regarding your Pearl Jam lesson...
I notice there's no rhythm guitar in the backing so for a rec take would it be ok to play and record the rhythm parts and then record the lead parts separate rather than trying to do both in one take and having no chords behind the lead parts?



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Hi Bleez, yeah, you mean like the lesson? that I've did one take for the rhythm and one for the solo? I think that's ok.

However, I can make a new mix of the backing. Just tell me exactly what you need.



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 1 2017, 11:56 PM) *
Hi Bleez, yeah, you mean like the lesson? that I've did one take for the rhythm and one for the solo? I think that's ok.

However, I can make a new mix of the backing. Just tell me exactly what you need.

I'll try and do it like the lesson with one take for the rhythm and one for the solo. Just wanted to check that would be ok to do. thanks dude smile.gif


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QUOTE (bleez @ Feb 2 2017, 05:28 AM) *
I'll try and do it like the lesson with one take for the rhythm and one for the solo. Just wanted to check that would be ok to do. thanks dude smile.gif



Ok! I'm happy to know that I'll find this one at REC! smile.gif


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