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Aaand third video for today lol. Listening to @[22747:@Chris Johnston] advice and focusing on a fluid sweep motion. It's not like I picked the notes before, but my pick got stuck between the strings so it seemed more picked than sweeped. So working on that. Still not perfect but it's just a lot to pay attention to at the time. I'll keep working on it.
As I mentioned since I started to pay more attention to my sweeping technique I had to decrease the tempo a lot to focus on hand synchronisation. And as @[223:@Millie Imber] and @[5735:@Cedric L] suggested I therefore learned the intro sweeps from Not Ready To Die by A7x. My main focus here was hand relaxation, a more loose grip and tilting the pick.
Back to the basics. Playing to a metronome, technique practice. I feel like my hand synchronisation gets better but I have problems adjusting to a metronome. That one bit where I got really fast was me being really relaxed and realizing I could go faster there. Also first time I focused on a six string sweep. Still pretty rough.
Played over the D-C-G-F progression as PG suggested but to spice it up I changed position on every e string and also played it twice to get even more positions of the pentatonic scales in there. Played to a metronome as suggested in Syn's Tips too
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Still not comfortable doing improvs, but I think I had some nice moments in there. This time without backing track to switch it up a bit more. Also focusing again on using embellishments to make it more interesting.
So here's me showing you one of my favorite Metallica licks and breaking it down. It's taken from the song "My Apocalypse" and has some interesting things going on. In fact it's so tricky that Kirk Hammett stated he needs to practice it a lot so he won't mess it up live. Hope you enjoy and I would love to see you try it!
Some time ago I created a sweep exercised based around the Am pentatonic scale. As @[223:@Millie Imber] took my advice and is attempting to write her own licks and improve her sweeping I made this short video about my sweep exercise.
Me attempting to use what I learned in Lesson 29 a second time. I made a backing track going back and forth from D to C. I can use two pentatonic scales but have to stay within one position. That was pretty hard and a lot to focus on. Hope it sounds decent at least. Also standing up for @[5:@Jak Angelescu] :P
Here is my own "All around the World" Lick I showed once before. Only this time I play the extended version and I got my speed up to 200 Bpm.
Little sneak peak here. Wrote this one for an instrumental I am working on . This lick is inspired by Syn's "all around the world" pentatonics.
Picking hand exercise/warm up
This is a simple exercise I liked that I wanted to share. A while ago I uploaded a video of my alternate picking with the intent of improving it. I forgot about this to be honest, I can't find the post back. It does feel natural how I pick here now. I can't tell if the movement is too large because it alternate strings. Here are the tabs for the exercise: https://www.guitarworld.com/lessons/bent-out-shape-guitar-rehab-part-1-picking-hand-warmups
Came up with this exercise based on an A minor pentatonic arpeggio starting on the twelth fret. Then I shifted it down the neck and go up chromaticly. I know my faster sweeps are a bit sloppy, which is why I played it slower at the end. Gotta start using a metronome and work on cleaning up my up sweeps.
Made a mini video where I covered the slide licks @[477:@Ids Schiere] just taught in his lesson video. Also standing up for Jak! lol
Not my best demonstration, but still an exercise I hope some will find helpful! Particularly good for the left hand, this focuses on hammer-ons and pull-offs that you can add to your solos to make them sound cool without too much work! Just... don't do what I do and rush to try and get it perfect, because otherwise it'll end up really sloppy like how I do it in the video. Really need to work on these once I put the NRtD intro to rest for a bit lol
Shit's not gonna keep me from practicing! Or uploading. Had to upload it from my phone cuz my graphics card on my PC broke. Next up will be an original Intro I composed for a song of which I'm pretty proud of.
Here's a little speed picking exercise that you can add into your warm-ups to help improve with alternate picking, strength in your 3rd and 4th fingers, or just switching notes and strings! The notes are 10-7-9-10-9-7, and this is played on every string, going down. You could also go up if you wish, I didn't think of that until right now as I post this, lol. You can also probably adapt it for a pull off/hammer on exercise, but that's up to you! I hope this is able to help! \m/
First time connecting positions in a natural scale. Way harder than pentatonic stuff. Also totally new key for me. Figured all out by myself. The CAGED lessons, Syn's Tips and my man @[22747:@Chris Johnston] helped massively!

Practicing stuff

Hi litle practice on arpeggios . Sorry, i am stil practicing that stuff, so thats not clean. If you want, just ask, i can tab it and send it! Peace :)
@[5:@Jak Angelescu] and @[1427:@Ed Seith] took me a while to get it down but your tips helped me a lot! I actually believe it wasn't the top strings ringing out but my picking hand palm creating a harmonic-ish sound when playing. But I could correct that by adjusting my fretting hand like you guys suggested.
Been practicing a new technique which goes down-down-down-up-down. Got that one from Matt Heafy from one of his streams. But I get a lot of unwanted string noise. Maybe @[5:@Jak Angelescu] or @[1427:@Ed Seith] know what's going on?? I'm normally really cautious about my muting but something isn't right!
As a follow up to my asking for advice on string noise, I made an exercise to help with string muting using basic sweep picking. I can kill 2 birds with 1 st...
It might not look like much but I put a lot of thought in those short runs. So - from my understanding - that's the theory behind it. I created a I-VI-V progression in C, using the chords C, Am and G, then I end on C. I connect those chords with either an arpeggio or a little pentatonic run. Really tried connecting the positions and use arpeggios this time. Thanks to @[22747:@Chris Johnston] for helping me understand the theory behind it all!
This is part 2 of my favourite guitar warm up exercises! This video focuses on finger independence & hand synchronization, as well as learning the fretboard ...