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Old 2005-08-29, 18:03
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random speed question

heres a random question

is doing chromatics (1-2-3-4,2-3-4-5 etc etc) up to the 12th fret (12-13-14-15) at 170bpm fast? just wondering, because my friend can do it and hes been play the same amount of time as me and i cant do it and it sounds pretty impressive. he doesnt brag about it or anything, but i was just wondering how good that is.
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Old 2005-08-29, 18:08
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Old 2005-08-29, 18:11
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Youre going to get a $3000 and you cant do that?

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Old 2005-08-29, 18:13
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heres a random question

is doing chromatics (1-2-3-4,2-3-4-5 etc etc) up to the 12th fret (12-13-14-15) at 170bpm fast? just wondering, because my friend can do it and hes been play the same amount of time as me and i cant do it and it sounds pretty impressive. he doesnt brag about it or anything, but i was just wondering how good that is.


Just practice keep it strict alternate picking .Try for economy of motion, start off slow and gradually build up your speed , You will be able do it in no time , use your metronome , rememember speed is not everything speed together with taste go hand in hand
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Old 2005-08-29, 19:06
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ok cool, how long have you 3 been playing for?
i've only been playing for 9 months, ino its not an excuse for my lack of talent, but i just wanted to compare it to you lot so i could see how long it takes to progress in speed.

all replies greatly appreciated

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Old 2005-08-29, 19:20
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whats up woth the chromatic scale, it not even rili a scale, i mean, hitting every note on 1 string as fast as u can.

its probaly not bad to pracyice it, but there much more usefull and cooler shit u can practice, right??.

im not meaning to flame ur or whatever, im just wondering or sumtin, im also drunk so forgive me

id say, get some sweeping done, and some scales, minor, harminic minor, and try improvising in that.

trhen after a while he can play the chromaic scale thingy at 3000 bpm, and i can make ur own solos etc,

what sounds coler to u??

sry if i didnt get the point in this thread and made a fol outa myself by posting this
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Old 2005-08-29, 19:54
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Chromatic scale can actually be a good hand technique developer, because, your working all fingers at once, even distribution.

Chromatic scale is actually a scale, its just hardly anyone uses it for song writing, Except for 12-tone crappy contemporary classical music.

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Old 2005-08-29, 20:03
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Hmm, are we talking about 8ths or 16ths?
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Old 2005-08-29, 20:10
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Old 2005-08-29, 20:21
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Meh, just practice. You'll get it. And it's decent for 9 months in my opinion. I've been playing for 7-8 i think.
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Old 2005-08-29, 20:36
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if u have weak ass pinkys then i suggest u do diminished 3rds and 5ths
best to do legato and dont push urself too hard
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Old 2005-08-30, 00:32
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you get better if you practice more, not if youve been playing longer, if you play 3 hours a day, for 3 months, then your not gonna be as good as a guy who practices for 7 hours a day for 3 months...

but you already knew that didnt you?
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Old 2005-08-30, 04:29
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From what I've noticed, speed is like a timid deer in the sense that it's something that seems to come easier to those who don't aggressivly chase it, and allow it to become established on it's own terms through constant playing and correct practice.

The key to speed is restricted, accurate movement in both the fretting fingers and your picking. Keeping movements to a minimum allow for closer playing, and therefore faster playing. Focus on not allowing your fingers to become distant of the fretboard and reducing the size of your picking technique. You should be chasing technique such as this (check out "Speed Mechanics" for a good study guide and examples) and practice it for set periods of time, focusing on areas you have troubles in.
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Old 2005-09-04, 11:09
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you could try Screaming Fingers, it seems pretty popular
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Old 2005-09-04, 13:58
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ok, im getting better now, i can do chromatics from fret 1-12 at 190bpm now

im now working on string skipping

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Old 2005-09-04, 19:53
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you could try Screaming Fingers, it seems pretty popular


I've always assumed those things are scams, or at least they just say "practice these exercises for 8 hours a day for 6 months and you will be able to solo!".
Obviously you can't ask for your money back if you didn't put in the hours...
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Old 2005-09-04, 20:22
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If it's an e-book you could probably just download it somewhere.
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Old 2005-09-04, 20:37
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If it's an e-book you could probably just download it somewhere.


yea, has anyone actually got a copy of it?
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Old 2005-09-05, 11:30
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I've always assumed those things are scams, or at least they just say "practice these exercises for 8 hours a day for 6 months and you will be able to solo!".
Obviously you can't ask for your money back if you didn't put in the hours...


you probably can, they offer a refund if its not working and i cant see how they would be able to tell
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Old 2005-09-05, 11:31
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If it's an e-book you could probably just download it somewhere.


if i recall correctly, some of it is, but theres also stuff on the site you have to have a username/password for
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