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muntahunta
post Dec 28 2007, 02:07 AM
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ok, ive just started to work on sweep picking using pavels "sweep picking basics" lesson.
i can do the right hand movements fine and im currently practicing the left hand movement. i can play the left hand excersice at around 60bpm perfectly and im going to continue to work on that so i can play it faster.

what im wondering is if it would be better to try and play the notes while trying to get faster or to just play the excersice and then start sweep picking properly later on when i can do the excersice faster and better?

i think either way will work but i would like to hear other peoples opinions because i dont want to use my time inefficiently tongue.gif

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post Dec 28 2007, 02:10 AM
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i really dont understand the method you're describing, but heres how i used to do it when i was starting, and its really simple: just practice it EXACTLY how it is, but very very very slowly. I know it probably stresses you out listening to those words but i think thats how everything's done.

Sweepicking is something that takes alot of time so dont expect to start sweeping really fast+clean in 1 week, practice it alot and dedicate alot of time to it just follow what Pavel does but at a speed that wont make your hands shake.


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post Dec 28 2007, 02:13 AM
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I agree with FretDancer - just follow the lesson exactly how i do it there and you can't go wrong smile.gif


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muntahunta
post Dec 28 2007, 02:18 AM
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when should i start putting the two excersices together so i can sweep pick?
straight away or a few days/weeks down the line when i can play them better?

p.s.
thats how i shold have worded my first post tongue.gif
and yea, the word slowly does stress me out lol

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post Dec 28 2007, 11:02 AM
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Slowly Slowly Slowly Slowly Slowly -> did i mention SLOWLY??? biggrin.gif biggrin.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif sorry - i had to hahahahaha


Well the purpose of that lesson is to start it really slowly and combine 2 hands straight away to get them in synchronization. Good luck m8! Keep us informed on how it goes smile.gif


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post Dec 28 2007, 11:26 AM
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I am wondering if you have missed someting somewhere along the lines and decided to practice one hand at a time?

As Pavel mentioned the whole idea is to get both hands in sync. Count slowly as your doing it , when i start something like this I count out loud or in my mind to start with, 1,2,3,4,5,6 , 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc

Everything is of course covered in the video but hopefully now things will be a little clearer for you. Dont worry about speeding up, speed comes naturally after many hours of practice smile.gif


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post Dec 28 2007, 01:03 PM
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thanks everyone biggrin.gif


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Pod XT Live AND Pod X3 Live
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My Bands Myspace
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Fly From The Inside (Cover)
So Far Away
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Break The Cycle
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