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post Nov 24 2016, 07:58 PM
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I broke out my Rick Graham Legato workout course, and just like last time I tried it I struggled to even do anything sound remotely good with even the first warmup.

This time instead of just putting the guitar down and saying I can't do this I looked at what my problems were.

1. My little finger hammer ons and pulloffs are week and the finger isn't very controlled
2. A 2 tone reach is uncomfortable for me in 3rd position.

So I thought about it and decided to go all Todd Simpson on it and break it down and make a simple drill style exercise which focuses on improving these things


I started taking this 2 tone sequence, down the strings as shown and then back up, then moved it down a fret and repeat etc
So my hand is slowly stretching out, my pinky is getting a good work out.

I then did it for the other 2 common interval combinations Half tone/tone and Tone/Half Tone.

All to a metronome of course and if I do it all right I bump the bpm up!


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post Nov 24 2016, 08:26 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Nov 24 2016, 08:58 PM) *
This time instead of just putting the guitar down and saying I can't do this I looked at what my problems were.


That's what we like to hear, well done! biggrin.gif


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post Nov 24 2016, 08:33 PM
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Well done mate, nice one smile.gif


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post Nov 24 2016, 09:59 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Nov 24 2016, 06:58 PM) *
go all Todd Simpson on it

LOL! biggrin.gif
Always a good approach!


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post Nov 26 2016, 09:15 PM
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Super congrats! We would love to see it if you can get your cell phone or web cam in to play?

Todd


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