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Salivtomte
post Aug 28 2007, 04:42 AM
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I've recently picked up speedpicking and progress has been Ok, i dont know what to compare with, i got the motion down an i am trying to get my hands get used to the fast positionshiftings and fast fingerings.

It seems like on pretty important advice is to not go for speed imediately, but work more on the pureness.

And thats fine, thats more important fore sure. I worked myself to a level where i can pick 8th triplets at 120bpm pretty clean.

Thing is most of the beginners patterns are 16th notes, and the "slow" backing tracks included starts at 120bpm something, so is that like a proper beginnersspeed, and in that case, am i worthless since im nowhere near 120bpm with 16th notes?

Also i am looking for advice on how to practice the speedpicking, should I jump on more advanced Sololessons and play em slow with no backing, with my metronome at my lousy speed, or should i work on the beginners stuff till i can play 16th notes at ~170bpm?


THX//little frustrated, thats all biggrin.gif cheers
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post Aug 28 2007, 05:00 AM
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Hi there!

No, you definately aren't worthless, sounds like you are making some good prgress actually!

I agree that a lot of the lessons have backing tracks that don't go slow enough for everyone. One thing you can do is to use a metronome instead of a backing track. Its not quite so much fun but it will be a very effective way to practice and you will get the same benefit out of the lessons, and your incentive is to improve to the point where you can use the backing track, and that will make you feel good!


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post Aug 28 2007, 05:02 AM
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QUOTE (Salivtomte @ Aug 28 2007, 04:42 AM) *
I've recently picked up speedpicking and progress has been Ok, i dont know what to compare with, i got the motion down an i am trying to get my hands get used to the fast positionshiftings and fast fingerings.

It seems like on pretty important advice is to not go for speed imediately, but work more on the pureness.

And thats fine, thats more important fore sure. I worked myself to a level where i can pick 8th triplets at 120bpm pretty clean.

Thing is most of the beginners patterns are 16th notes, and the "slow" backing tracks included starts at 120bpm something, so is that like a proper beginnersspeed, and in that case, am i worthless since im nowhere near 120bpm with 16th notes?

Also i am looking for advice on how to practice the speedpicking, should I jump on more advanced Sololessons and play em slow with no backing, with my metronome at my lousy speed, or should i work on the beginners stuff till i can play 16th notes at ~170bpm?
THX//little frustrated, thats all biggrin.gif cheers


At the moment im concentrating at anything i find VERY VERY HARD! At the moment thats just 5 patterns (there are more but these im finding very hard).
So i guess im jumping in the deep end and working the way up (Im going insanely slow on this 1 lick because the picking pattern is confusing my brain- even though its strictly alternate)
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