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What Is Your Speed Limit?
What is the highest tempo on which you can play 16th notes clean?
up to 80 BPM [ 1 ] ** [5.88%]
80 to 100 BPM [ 4 ] ** [23.53%]
100 to 120 BPM [ 3 ] ** [17.65%]
120 to 140 BPM [ 3 ] ** [17.65%]
140 to 160 BPM [ 2 ] ** [11.76%]
160 to 180 BPM [ 1 ] ** [5.88%]
180-200 BPM [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
200+ BPM [ 3 ] ** [17.65%]
Total Votes: 17
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Bogdan Radovic
post Jun 6 2013, 10:42 AM
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It would be interesting to see the results of this poll smile.gif

We bass players don't get to play strict 16th notes that much so I'd say I'm somewhere between 100 to 120 BPM in my comfort zone.

What is your speed limit when it comes to playing clean 16th notes?


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post Jun 7 2013, 05:51 AM
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I will have to test that one


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post Jun 7 2013, 06:59 AM
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Ri----ight @ 110 it seems X_X

Something I've noticed after hitting a few lessons was just how much darn tension I have in my hands and bicep >_> I've always been aware of it, especially with how high my fingers appear to flip out above the strings rather than remaining in their neutral comfort zone (cat paw? I guess I mean the natural curl of your hand and fingers when ahem* limp).

I appear to always have a death grip like I'm darth vader or something, tension I've always wanted to eliminate tongue.gif especially with my picking hand too!

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post Jun 7 2013, 08:26 AM
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Are we talking purely a picking hand exercise like Todd's first lesson or something more musical?


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post Jun 14 2013, 09:15 PM
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EEEEKK!!!! You gotta fight this. This can result in "PICKING FROM THE ELBOW" which is just not a great way to do things.

There are wads of ways to do everything, but I've found that keeping the hand/arm somewhat loose increases precision and thus speed. I typically see people tensing when they are first trying to play at the limit of their range or past it. Usually it's just a reflex. sadly its a reflex that becomes part of some peoples playing and can limit them. Your arm gets tired quicker when tense.

Try fo focus on relaxing and PICK FROM THE WRIST at a SLOW pace and speed up only by 5 BPM at at time. Stay focused on staying semi loose. If you tense, slow down and wrest control again. Rinse, Repeat smile.gif

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QUOTE (Redoubt9000 @ Jun 7 2013, 01:59 AM) *
Ri----ight @ 110 it seems X_X

Something I've noticed after hitting a few lessons was just how much darn tension I have in my hands and bicep >_> I've always been aware of it, especially with how high my fingers appear to flip out above the strings rather than remaining in their neutral comfort zone (cat paw? I guess I mean the natural curl of your hand and fingers when ahem* limp).

I appear to always have a death grip like I'm darth vader or something, tension I've always wanted to eliminate tongue.gif especially with my picking hand too!



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post Jun 14 2013, 09:27 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Jun 7 2013, 09:26 AM) *
Are we talking purely a picking hand exercise like Todd's first lesson or something more musical?


Let's say general picking limit : be it exercises or something musical. A line in the middle.


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post Jun 15 2013, 06:59 AM
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Tremolo picking, all the way 666 bpm single notes!! cool.gif
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