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> Take 2: Alternate Picking Workout #3, Lesson By Darius Wave
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post Jan 7 2016, 05:07 PM
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Original lesson: Alternate Picking Workout #3 by Darius Wave

The second take. Hope this one is better then the previous one. Greetsz tIm

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Darius Wave
post Jan 9 2016, 12:27 PM
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Hey Tim!
Your take is a little better than previous one but still not enough to pass I'm afraid sad.gif There is less improper notes in this one but still not all notes are correct with original lesson and your hands sync needs a lot work. Maybe try to make a little wider motion of left hand fingers for some time, before you manage to put all of those exaclty at the moment they should be on their place. You basic issue is that some of your fingers get confused and stay too long on the fret while the other note should be already played. Try to imagine you're hammering each note with left hand only. See how would it behave and get used to proper moments of fingers exchange before you add picking again. That would be my main advice. This lesson is not a top speed but still has a lot of tricky moments for a both hands workout. Keep up your hard work and you'll get it done! smile.gif

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post Jan 9 2016, 05:28 PM
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Hi mate,

As Darius said, this lesson shows improvements compared with the previous lesson but you still need to practice the solo at slower tempos to be able to hit each note right and to focus on making your movements small to slowly increase speed but keep cleanness and synchronization between both hands.

Try starting with a slower backing, maybe around 20 bpm slower, or maybe more. Isolate the different sections and work on 1 at a time. That's what I would do to master this lesson and to polish alternate picking technique.

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post Jan 18 2016, 12:50 PM
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Hi Tim, it's good to see you expanding your horizons and working on improving your technique.

Your picking hand looks quite comfortable and I think it is definitely capable at these speeds. Your fretting hand is struggling to keep up mainly for two reasons:

1. The stamina / speed isn't quite there yet

2. Your fingers are not confident in what they're doing because you're not 100% sure of the patterns. Before you go for the top speed you need to know that you've memorised all the patterns completely because hesitation makes your fingers slow down and take the wrong turns - all those things build up and affect your pace and hand synchronisation. I often find that this contributes to wrong notes more than a lack of stamina. So make this your priority first. Know the lesson 100% and you'll find it easier to concentrate then on making it sound cleaner.. and then you can work on increasing tempo.

Keep it up!

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