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Dan9357
post Jun 23 2007, 11:33 PM
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Hello ive recently been struggling to master shredding and soloing of that sorts and i cant seem to keep a good pattern so that i can get faster and faster, and all that happens is i start playing and i get all mixed up and hit the wrong strings and notes. Can anyone give me some tips or good advise to help me maintain a steady pattern so i can advance in soloing.

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post Jun 23 2007, 11:38 PM
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Unfortunately there is no recipe for this except for practicing scales and patterns and just doing it over and over again until you get the feeling for fretboard space and notes. To be able to shred you must REALLY BE ABLE to create patterns on fly. That comes with practice only.


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post Jun 23 2007, 11:40 PM
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post Jun 24 2007, 02:02 AM
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QUOTE (Dan9357 @ Jun 23 2007, 06:33 PM) *
Hello ive recently been struggling to master shredding and soloing of that sorts and i cant seem to keep a good pattern so that i can get faster and faster, and all that happens is i start playing and i get all mixed up and hit the wrong strings and notes. Can anyone give me some tips or good advise to help me maintain a steady pattern so i can advance in soloing.

Thanks, Dan

thanks for the advise guys, and is there any exact lessons on here that will show me different scales and patterns to practise?
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post Jun 24 2007, 02:33 AM
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Alternate picking lessons are a great place to start.

Also, I recommend looking at John Petrucci's Rock Discipline for the scale fragment exercises. They're a really good way to open up the scales in the sense that the exercises use fragments from different scale boxes.


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post Jun 24 2007, 02:47 AM
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QUOTE (AIB234 @ Jun 23 2007, 09:33 PM) *
Alternate picking lessons are a great place to start.

Also, I recommend looking at John Petrucci's Rock Discipline for the scale fragment exercises. They're a really good way to open up the scales in the sense that the exercises use fragments from different scale boxes.


You would recommend John Petrucci's Rock Discipline tongue.gif
just joken around its a great lession


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One thing that's been helping me is Marcus's 3 level lesson. I can play up to the advanced level, but the point isn't to play them up to speed (I mean, that is the point, but not the point I'm trying to explain here tongue.gif) but to take three different takes on the same thing, and switch between them cleanly. One part in particular, first the advanced:


e-10----------------10----------------10-12-13-12-10----12-10-------20~-|
B----13-12-10-12-13----13-12-10-12-13----------------13-------13-12-----|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|


And the beginner:


e--10----------------10----------------13-12-10------|
B-----13-12-10-12-13----13-12-10-12-13----------13~--|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|


So what I do basically, excluding the jump up to the 20th fret on the high e string in the advanced part, is switch between them and play the 10 13 12 10 12 13 pattern that is the same in both of them, but switch between playing the second part of the advanced one and the beginner one. The trick though, is that as soon as you finish the advanced one on the 12th fret B string, go right back to the pattern they both share without missing a beat. So it's basically like taking the second half of the beginner one, and putting it on the advanced lesson up to tempo etc, switching between them fluidly. Kind of a tongue twister for your fingers.

Now, I'm not saying, go practice exactly this, this is just an example of one thing that works for me. I'm just suggesting, find a short 2 or 3 part lick that you already know, change it up, and then work on it so that you can switch between both of them at your top speed.

Sorry that was kind of long winded tongue.gif


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