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Old 2007-06-30, 20:21
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Old 2007-07-08, 09:06
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Wow, I remember talking with hx about the TfH ( original post ) some time back ... the HTML file is a great idea.
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Old 2007-07-08, 10:52
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I wonder how long it'll take before it shows results? I'm about as shitty as a lead player you can get, my long finger & ring finger are about as dexterous as a can of paint..

Will i notice anything in a months time or so if i practice this 30 minutes a day?
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Old 2007-07-08, 13:55
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I wonder how long it'll take before it shows results? I'm about as shitty as a lead player you can get, my long finger & ring finger are about as dexterous as a can of paint..

Will i notice anything in a months time or so if i practice this 30 minutes a day?

You should see a big improvement if you do it 30 minutes a day. If not, you're doing it wrong.
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Old 2007-07-12, 10:20
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If only i could do it My hands start to hurt after 10 minutes or so. Not so much pain, but they're really tired and it seems like I'm straining them. Mayme the neck on my guitar isn't ideal..
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Old 2007-07-12, 12:23
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I have advanced 7 bpm!!

I'm now at 67 bpm.. 16th notes

I = utter suck
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Old 2007-07-12, 15:29
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it's alright.
i suck too.
i don't use metronomes but... i dunno, im not sure what my speed is.
the important thing is, i'm not using my elbow anymore.
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Old 2007-07-13, 19:14
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What's even more important for effective lead playing is to actually learn leads and solos in addition to your scale practice, Jopop. I could give plenty of recommendations if you don't know where to start. Actually, if given the choice of just one or the other, hypothetically speaking, learning leads and playing along with the records is more beneficial than practicing scales to a metronome.
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Old 2007-07-13, 19:43
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My best tip for practising is: If you're playing something (riff or solo), and you don't play a note absolutely perfect, start again. Even if it's the 2nd to last note of a necro solo and you don't bend it quite right, start over. Be really vicious with yourself, it'll pay off when you can play the section perfectly instead of 'alright'
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Yeah, that's something that I have an issue with ... Like the other day when I was learning Spirit Crusher, even when it would have not taken very long to memorize a couple of riffs, ( those right before the solo ), I kind of improvised to what the riff kind of sounds like, and of course over the solo I just play my own leads. Note to self : STOP DOING THAT !!!
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Old 2007-07-13, 22:28
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Would you recommend this exercise on bass?
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Old 2007-07-13, 22:31
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I'd recommend any exercise on bass.
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Old 2007-07-14, 14:40
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My best tip for practising is: If you're playing something (riff or solo), and you don't play a note absolutely perfect, start again. Even if it's the 2nd to last note of a necro solo and you don't bend it quite right, start over. Be really vicious with yourself, it'll pay off when you can play the section perfectly instead of 'alright'


NOTE: this applies even if you're practising some really slowly- if you're playing a passage that includes alternate picking a string skipping, if you play the correct note, but you downstroke when you should have upstroked (and vice versa), start over, because it'll mess up the rest of the passage.
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Old 2007-07-14, 16:26
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NOTE: this applies even if you're practising some really slowly- if you're playing a passage that includes alternate picking a string skipping, if you play the correct note, but you downstroke when you should have upstroked (and vice versa), start over, because it'll mess up the rest of the passage.

Uh, wouldn't that mean you're limiting your picking hand's freedom and flexibility quite a lot locking it to a single pattern? Making mistakes and being able to recover from them gracefully is gold..
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Learning leads and playing along with the records is more beneficial than practicing scales to a metronome.

Couldn't be more true in my case, I used to learn a lot of songs, kept my playing up and I didn't get bored (unlike what some of these practices will do to you). I stopped learning songs for a while and could totally tell my playing declined.
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Old 2007-07-17, 09:51
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Some of those practices are cool!

I like to practice lead licks from Symphony X, sure I'm not as fast as Romeo, but hey, all practice is good practice!!!! Classical is where it's at, some fantastic string-skipping/ alternate picking excercises and FAT runs if you look close enough

In fact, what the fuck am I doing on my computer when I could be practicing!?!?!?!?
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Old 2007-07-17, 11:34
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Couldn't be more true in my case, I used to learn a lot of songs, kept my playing up and I didn't get bored (unlike what some of these practices will do to you). I stopped learning songs for a while and could totally tell my playing declined.


I fully agree. When I don't learn new tab and songs, my playing gets stale and boring. I need to keep learning new stuff and keep the chops fresh.
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Old 2007-07-31, 23:18
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Those are actually pretty cool exercises. Well done!
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Old 2007-08-14, 14:56
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wow thats a pretty cool lesson. i usually just get lazy and start playing what i already know instead of doing excersises like this. good one
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