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Opetholic
post May 9 2012, 01:24 PM
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Hey GMCers,

I have a question regarding your GMC Lesson practice styles.

Which one do you prefer:

1) Learn the whole lesson at a slow tempo and increase your speed until you reach the desired bpm OR
2) Practice each segment of the lesson individually so that you are up to speed with them and then combine them all ??

Both have their advantages I guess but I wonder which is better..
If I try to do the second approach I tend to forget the notes for the previous segments dry.gif

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post May 9 2012, 01:46 PM
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QUOTE (Opetholic @ May 9 2012, 12:24 PM) *
Hey GMCers,

I have a question regarding your GMC Lesson practice styles.

Which one do you prefer:

1) Learn the whole lesson at a slow tempo and increase your speed until you reach the desired bpm OR
2) Practice each segment of the lesson individually so that you are up to speed with them and then combine them all ??

Both have their advantages I guess but I wonder which is better..
If I try to do the second approach I tend to forget the notes for the previous segments dry.gif

Cheers.


My approach is closer to option two. I memorise chunks slowly. After I have worked on one chunk and memorised it at a slow pace, I move on and learn the next chunk. Then I combine the two and move on to a third chunk. After I memorise the third chunk, I work on combining it with chunk two at a slow pace. After I can play those two together, I add chunk one. I slowly utilise this process until I learn every chunk of what I am working with. After I have learned the whole piece, I then bring the speed up.

It takes longer, but since my timing is really good now thanks to Alex Feather's Hands Workout(timing), I really have little to no mistakes. A great thing to practice that I learned when I went to a camp at Musicians Institute here in the USA for a week, was visualization. I didn't use it until last week and I will never turn back.

I usually try and make a perfect division(four notes out of a bar containing 16, etc). Then set a timer for one minute and visualise yourself playing those notes on a guitar with your eyes closed. After the minute goes off, play it on the guitar very slowly for about a minute and bring it up to speed the way you normally would. You will find that thanks to the visualization and muscle memory, you will make absolutely no mistakes. It will take a lot longer to bring up to speed and learn, but does it matter? You will play it better than almost anyone, and you definitely won't be making any errors.

Give it a chance, you might be surprised at how quickly you absorb information.


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post May 9 2012, 02:31 PM
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1. i learn the whole lesson in slow tempo until i have the whole thing in mind

2. than i real start - with one segment after the other - first guitar pro - than direct from GMC lesson in slower speed and try to speed it up.

3. than only via interface and backing track


my experience with all that just started .


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post May 9 2012, 03:59 PM
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When I'm learning something, I just go through everything in my own time and memorise everything before I worry about tempo and working on individual bits smile.gif


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post May 9 2012, 04:25 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 9 2012, 03:59 PM) *
When I'm learning something, I just go through everything in my own time and memorise everything before I worry about tempo and working on individual bits smile.gif


This is really true. before looking the videos with great attention, I have to play the lesson. Only after this process I checked the way the instructor is playing and look for way to improve my playing.

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post May 9 2012, 04:42 PM
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QUOTE (Dieterle @ May 9 2012, 10:31 AM) *
1. i learn the whole lesson in slow tempo until i have the whole thing in mind

2. than i real start - with one segment after the other - first guitar pro - than direct from GMC lesson in slower speed and try to speed it up.

3. than only via interface and backing track


my experience with all that just started .


Dieter cool.gif



This is exactly my approach. First I learn the whole thing and then I work on the difficult sections.


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post May 9 2012, 07:19 PM
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If it's REALLY difficult, I learn it in parts at a slower speed, and then combine to the whole run (which adds it's own difficulties, even if you know all the parts).

If the lessons isn't long/difficult, I learn the whole thing slowly (if needed, if not....full speed) and just keep going at it.


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