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Ben Higgins
post Jan 3 2016, 04:16 PM
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I finally got around to doing a video explaining my approach to using speed bursts - in my opinion, the most effective way of building speed. This can be applied to all techniques too. The key is to spend time in the Zone - that area where you're asking your hands (and brain) to work at a higher pace than normal.



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post Jan 3 2016, 05:22 PM
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Great video, Higgs!

I really miss the Tuesday video chats (back in the days when there wasn't a 30+ second lag).
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post Jan 3 2016, 05:32 PM
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QUOTE (HungryForHeaven @ Jan 3 2016, 07:22 AM) *
Great video, Higgs!

I really miss the Tuesday video chats (back in the days when there wasn't a 30+ second lag).


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post Jan 3 2016, 06:01 PM
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QUOTE (HungryForHeaven @ Jan 3 2016, 04:22 PM) *
Great video, Higgs!

I really miss the Tuesday video chats (back in the days when there wasn't a 30+ second lag).


Hail, Brother!

Yeah we had some good ones, didn't we?



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post Jan 10 2016, 09:13 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jan 3 2016, 06:01 PM) *
Hail, Brother!

Yeah we had some good ones, didn't we?

We sure did!

One should start an underground circle where we collectively practice with metronome every Tuesday. ph34r.gif
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post Jan 11 2016, 08:53 AM
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Hi Ben.... thx for these awesome tips... smile.gif

When you play so fast and you go from one string to another with your pick, do you change the angle of your wrist or do you move your complete underarm and the angle of your wrist is all the time the same? (I can't see it exactly in the video)
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post Jan 12 2016, 12:22 PM
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Nice one Ben. Have applied this burst technique over the last few days, Im amazed at how well it works. On reflection its seems kind of obvious but I guess its always small little adjustments that make a difference when you've been at something a while. Have to say in the short time I've been on GMC Ive picked up a lot of helpful tips.
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post Jan 12 2016, 12:28 PM
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i'll try it !!

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post Jan 14 2016, 11:04 AM
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I've found if you add "Chunks" to "Bursts" things start to really line up.... Chunking is a lot like Bursting but subtly different in that it kinda puts the focus at starting points of .... lets say a burst, or triplets or whatever. I've been chunky bursting for the last few days and it is really effective blink.gif laugh.gif

Anyway, vid below is pretty good and may be of interest, Ben Eller to his credit delivers this lessons with a bit of humour as he explains the thinking behind his approach.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_UJU1Yb1jM

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post Jan 18 2016, 12:26 PM
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QUOTE (ChrisGLP @ Jan 11 2016, 07:53 AM) *
Hi Ben.... thx for these awesome tips... smile.gif

When you play so fast and you go from one string to another with your pick, do you change the angle of your wrist or do you move your complete underarm and the angle of your wrist is all the time the same? (I can't see it exactly in the video)


I'd say that my wrist moves and the forearm rotates along with it in order to get the pick clear of the strings. smile.gif

QUOTE (Trigger76 @ Jan 12 2016, 11:22 AM) *
Nice one Ben. Have applied this burst technique over the last few days, Im amazed at how well it works. On reflection its seems kind of obvious but I guess its always small little adjustments that make a difference when you've been at something a while. Have to say in the short time I've been on GMC Ive picked up a lot of helpful tips.


I'm pleased to hear this - keep it up!

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i'll try it !!

Laurent


Yes - do it!


QUOTE (Trigger76 @ Jan 14 2016, 10:04 AM) *
I've found if you add "Chunks" to "Bursts" things start to really line up.... Chunking is a lot like Bursting but subtly different in that it kinda puts the focus at starting points of .... lets say a burst, or triplets or whatever. I've been chunky bursting for the last few days and it is really effective blink.gif laugh.gif

Anyway, vid below is pretty good and may be of interest, Ben Eller to his credit delivers this lessons with a bit of humour as he explains the thinking behind his approach.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_UJU1Yb1jM


Haha, I love his delivery biggrin.gif

Yeah that sounds about right.. I don't really know what chunking is. I did watch the Troy Grady stuff but I've forgotten that bit. But skimming that video, yeah that's what I do smile.gif


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