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me213
post Sep 19 2007, 05:04 AM
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Hi GMC,

I've been trying to improve my speed picking by playing patterns but I've hit a snag... sad.gif


I can play a 16th note pattern at a certain speed for a while and then i go back to playing it later and I cant play it at the same speed eventhough my technique seems to stay the same.

Any advice would be gratefully received,

thanks


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post Sep 19 2007, 05:31 AM
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QUOTE (me213 @ Sep 19 2007, 06:04 AM) *
Hi GMC,

I've been trying to improve my speed picking by playing patterns but I've hit a snag... sad.gif
I can play a 16th note pattern at a certain speed for a while and then i go back to playing it later and I cant play it at the same speed eventhough my technique seems to stay the same.

Any advice would be gratefully received,

thanks



You just need more practice,that's all. smile.gif
After many hours of hard work your hands will be able
to play in your current top speed any time.
By now,looks like you're reaching the top but well warmed up as well. smile.gif


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post Sep 19 2007, 05:34 AM
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thanks muris guess what ill be doing tomorrow?


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post Sep 19 2007, 05:37 AM
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once u hit your max it'll fell like forever until u get over it but once yer there its awsome smile.gif but then theres just another glass ceiling uv just gotta work past em


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QUOTE (me213 @ Sep 19 2007, 05:04 AM) *
Hi GMC,

I've been trying to improve my speed picking by playing patterns but I've hit a snag... sad.gif
I can play a 16th note pattern at a certain speed for a while and then i go back to playing it later and I cant play it at the same speed eventhough my technique seems to stay the same.

Any advice would be gratefully received,

thanks



When you're able to play the pattern at your best speed, how long a delay are you leaving before you "go back to play it later"? A lot of players need a quick warm up on a specific technique if they haven't played it for a while in order to get up to their best speed again, especially if they have practiced a bunch of different techniques in between times. This problem seems to reduce with practice and experience.


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post Sep 19 2007, 05:40 AM
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well i normally go back to playing it after 20 minutes of another technique


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post Sep 19 2007, 07:35 AM
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QUOTE (me213 @ Sep 19 2007, 06:40 AM) *
well i normally go back to playing it after 20 minutes of another technique



Is another technique on lower speed or?


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QUOTE (me213 @ Sep 18 2007, 09:04 PM) *
Hi GMC,

I've been trying to improve my speed picking by playing patterns but I've hit a snag... sad.gif
I can play a 16th note pattern at a certain speed for a while and then i go back to playing it later and I cant play it at the same speed eventhough my technique seems to stay the same.

Any advice would be gratefully received,

thanks

It could be that it has not full been momorized by your muscles (Muscle Memory). I can also play something at top speeds and then later on cannot do it. While other things I can play at top speeds whenever I need to. So a suggestion would be to practice the speed picking pattern slow again and get it instilled into your muscle memory. I hope that will help you smile.gif It did for me!


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QUOTE (me213 @ Sep 18 2007, 10:34 PM) *
thanks muris guess what ill be doing tomorrow?


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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Sep 19 2007, 10:12 AM) *
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post Sep 19 2007, 05:24 PM
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always remember to start small and build big. Think of it like a puzzle. Practice on passage with a metronome then move to the next passage then connect the two. Think Small Then Big. Do this Honestly and you will be rewarded. good luck man. take care




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post Sep 19 2007, 11:38 PM
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Thanks for the replies
Im gonna try that muscle memory thing

Muris: The speed of the other technique depends on what technique e.g if its somthing new slow or if im improving i play faster


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