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post Jun 3 2013, 12:01 PM
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I found this on my hard drive today, I bought it years ago and like so many guitarists thought it was a magic pill that would be a short cut to blistering speed up and down the fretboard!

It was forgotten about when I realised it didn't make me Paul Gilbert, now coming back to it and seeing it for what it is, a really handy tool for drilling your technique and pushing your speeds and giving you a way to measure your progress, I think it will be a much used piece of software during my practice time.

The ability to add custom drills, means I can input Todd's Alt picking lessons etc into it and use them as well as the ones the program comes with.


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post Jun 3 2013, 01:52 PM
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Interesting Posterboy. So the software is called "Guitar Speed Trainer"?

I just purchased Guitar Pro last week and have played with the speed trainer in it, it's pretty neat. You can play a section of a solo at slower speeds, different intervals and the speed steps up a notch as you go. I have by no means mastered the lick I am practicing yet, however I have seen a significant increase in the speed I am playing the particular part. Most of that increase I'm attributing to finger memorization - it's so much easier when you no longer have to think about each individual note.

I still doubt I will ever be capable of shredding, I don't think my fingers can physically move as fast as some of the riffs taught here, even if I was just flailing them aimlessly - air guitaring.

EDIT: Just found it for Mac.

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post Jun 3 2013, 03:10 PM
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With Guitar Speed Trainer you set up a profile

They give your drills for down and up strokes (single direction) and you play the drill at increasing bpm and class it as Effortless, Easy, Tiring, Broken, Impossible.

You do the same for Alt picking, Chromatic, Scale, Pattern, Random

This is your starting point

Then when you do all the different type of drills you can put your starting bpm at an Easy bmp and have it increase up to a broken bpm and come back down to easy again.

http://www.guitarspeed.com/

Maybe not anything you couldn't do with a metronome and paper and pen but convenient and a simple user interface.


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post Jun 3 2013, 03:27 PM
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Pretty sure this is the same guy that made 'Guitar Scale Method'. People looking for some structure in their learning should definitely consider getting both of these.



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post Jun 3 2013, 03:56 PM
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Yep that's the guy


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post Jun 3 2013, 07:40 PM
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Awesome! Thanks for the name of the program.

Before the program I was using Guitar Pro and notepad to record my times...this program keeps both in a tidy manner.
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post Jun 3 2013, 09:04 PM
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i tried it years ago, im sure its effective but i think Todd's shred program is all i need at the moment smile.gif


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I found this on my hard drive today, I bought it years ago and like so many guitarists thought it was a magic pill that would be a short cut to blistering speed up and down the fretboard!

It was forgotten about when I realised it didn't make me Paul Gilbert, now coming back to it and seeing it for what it is, a really handy tool for drilling your technique and pushing your speeds and giving you a way to measure your progress, I think it will be a much used piece of software during my practice time.

The ability to add custom drills, means I can input Todd's Alt picking lessons etc into it and use them as well as the ones the program comes with.

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post Jun 3 2013, 09:55 PM
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QUOTE (leonard478 @ Jun 3 2013, 09:04 PM) *
i tried it years ago, im sure its effective but i think Todd's shred program is all i need at the moment smile.gif

I'm going to add Todd's lessons to it, so I can cycle up and down Bpm easily


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post Jun 3 2013, 10:05 PM
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thats an awesome idea!, thanks i'll give that a shot

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I'm going to add Todd's lessons to it, so I can cycle up and down Bpm easily

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post Jun 4 2013, 07:01 AM
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I don't know what you are talking about but I will check that site. Thanks fo sharing guys. wink.gif


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post Jun 4 2013, 02:09 PM
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Seems like good programs, but the price... omg

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post Jun 4 2013, 04:32 PM
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Exchange rates made it a good buy for me when I bought it, but
i do laugh at the free upgrades bit, as they've never upgraded it since I bought it many years ago


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