Fresh thinking Muris - this exercise looks like it could be a really tricky challenge! I am going to have a go at it.
Great exercise both for technique and timing!
Great topic Muris - interesting for phrasing !
Aaaaah, how could You keep up with this beat with no mistakes?! I`ll do this for sure but I think my brain would be dead after few minutes, this is pure torture!
btw, Muris, could You tell me, what music style are doing a lot of this kinda things? ( I mean changing starting spot of the beat) And what bands, if You can recommend some Would be cool to listen..
Alex, I can't think of any band or player that use THIS kind of displacements
cause this one was very specific and made to "confuse",
same pattern over and over, played on different spots.
But you can find lot of "tricky" timings within Jazz improvising, yeah.
And this lesson sure will be helpful, it`s reaaly tricky Great that You made it with hybrid picking, even more useful.
Excellent lesson Muris, awesome displacement tricks
Yeah, Hybrid Picking works great imo for this kind a smooth sound effect.
But as I said in explanation text you can play the same thing
with Alternate Picking or regular Legato,
might be good exercise for both while keeping the same focus on timing
which is the main subject here after all.
Wao ... challenging workout and a great lesson idea !!
Your pinky looks funny flexible ..
Nice work Muris!
excellent idea, focusing on beat you can play one pattern in dozens of ways!
Very cool pattern Muris, sounds really interesting, this should definitely help the players to break out of their regular up & down the scale routines
This is really cool. Muris you should cover a lesson on some of the other used of hybrid picking, like a Brett Garsed type thing.
But yeah, great lesson
Great thought provoking stuff as always Muris!!
Can you post a lesson on how to improve legato technique when sleeping ?! You rock, Muris !
Very nice and useful lesson Muris! Great job!
Great stuff bro
Very good lesson Muris!
Practical and musical, I love it!
This was a sweet excercise Muris, thanks a lot! I will incorporate it into my daily practice for sure
incredible rock solid timing!
Great approach Muris!
Wow,that's an awesome excercise! Great topic,too, I think I will learn it as well
Very interesting approach, odlicno
Very useful lesson about timing Muris
Great work Muris!
Wow, that was amazing
My fingers are confused only by looking, hehe..
Cheers mate, try it.
Awesome lesson, I will try that one
Hello GMC and welcome to Hold The Beat lesson! :)
As the title says, we'll be working a lot on our timing here. The basic idea is quite simple to understand but execution might not be that easy since it really requires your full attention and focus.
So what we have here are 2 patterns with major and minor versions of both. Patterns are made of 5 notes only so we're not even playing full scale! Major version is in a key of A, minor version is in a key of Am.
There is no shifting in your fretting hand, everything is in one position, the 7th fret position, D and G strings in use only. But the timing is tricky, we're playing 16th notes all the time while starting our patterns from different spots.
There are 4 spots to start, all 4 are in first beat:
- on first beat
- on second 16th note
- on 3rd 16th note (or 2nd 8th note)
- on 4th 16th note
Technique wise I played the whole thing using legato and a bit of hybrid picking, I used pick only to play first note on D string when it's fretted with index finger,
everything else is hammer-on. Of course you can play this lesson with alternate picking
or with any other technique, your choice!
Tempo is 140 bpm and I used GuitarRig3 for my tone, let me know if you would like the preset tho, happy practicing! :)