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Hey guys! So I've been practicing every single day for at least an hour and a half, and it feels great to be consistent. I looked at economy picking a couple of times throughout the past year, but always got frustrated and gave up. Well not this time! I've decided that if I'm ever going to get anywhere, I'll have to put in the work on my weaknesses. I started this economy picking exercise a week ago, around 70 bpm. Today, I got up to 135-140. Obviously it isn't perfectly clean, but I'm pushing the limit so I'll take being close. Tomorrow I'll try to get this tempo clean, and push it a little farther once again. Any tips on how to eco pick better, or anything you see wrong in this vid is appreciated.
Wanted to do some rhythm work since I've done lots of solo stuff, and ended up here. Wanted to give myself a bit of a challenge and man did I get one! Here's my first attempt at the intro for Heretic! It's messy particularly at the end of the intro where I can't quite place the notes, but not bad for a first go, and I know I will get it with a bit more work!! Also, I really need to get better with using the metronome, I keep going too fast! It's a good song to work on though, great with the 3-7 and 1-5 stretches, as well as working on picking as it's a weird one! Any tips appreciated! Cheers Also - that last bit of constant (1-2-3-4-nope... 1-2-3-4-nope...) I apologise you had to watch the same thing like, 6 times XD
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Sons of night intro and verse riff
Decided to try something other then a7x for once so i decided to learn the rhythm intro and verse riff to sons of night by bvb but i was nervous as hell to post it😶
Okay, so I went rummaging though some old recordings, and found two of these song/solo ideas I'd completely forgotten about! So here I am, showing them off for the first time! They're crap attempts, I need to write them down and work on them properly, but here they are. Would love to know what you all think, and whether I should keep developing them and maybe even make something with them! Could be my little improvement project! Cheers
This is from a rough practice session. Spent about an hour doing it over and over- this is one of the better takes. At the end I was about to go back, but I felt called to noodle around a bit first. I very obviously hit a few wrong notes, but it is what it is 😎. I'll post other stuff in the coming days and then come back to this song in about a week or so (I'll be working on it every day). I'll be sure to stay in tempo next time, too lol. This is to keep a tangible track of how my playing real songs improves. Thanks for watching.
Wanted to cover this for a while! I use this piece as a warm-up and general practice piece anytime I play because it's great for stretching, sliding, and especially vibrato! I'll post a tab shortly once I write it all down, as I worked it out by ear originally! If there's any questions, let me know and I'll do my best to answer, and if you give this a go, let me know how it works for you! :) Audio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY8l5zgCc5E
A day late due to finishing up college stuff, but here's my next part of my CAGED System understanding! A lot of rambling and going back and forth here as I try to make sure I know what I'm doing and talking about, but I think I got there eventually! Now I just gotta expand and experiment with changing positions and switching between pentatonics and arpeggios, you can do that right? If there's anything I've missed or gotten wrong, please let me know! I wanna be able to get the knowledge down so I can start trying things out, learning and doing better! Also, I really need to use Dark Star more often, this guitar's got such a nice sound that I've overlooked forever!
Always wanted to solo on top of Synysters Gates' solo in the spirit of the original track. I highly suggest anyone to try this if their inspiration is out of whack like mine 99% of time.
Analysis of by the way by the red Hot Chili Peppers. Basically did the usual thing which is looking at the chord progression and looking for plagal and perfect cadences. Since this song isn't that complicated It's a lot shorter than usual
For my homework I really was supposed to focus on incorporating more bends and including a lick he taught me in a written solo. I hope you like it! Feedback encouraged🤗🇺🇲🤗
I decided to post a video of the process of me learning and cleaning up /tightening a new technique. This one I admit I am still having some trouble with but am getting the hang of. real tricky for me to get the two highest notes out and sweep back down through this one but just needs repetition. My muscles are used to other sweeping shapes and this one definitely will pay off to sound better having the notes all picked, but damn. totally explains why nobody else could play The Wicked End solo correctly 😂😂 will be practicing this one again.
Finally back to playing now that my chest ins't trying to end me XD. Thought I'd go back to the CAGED system as I've covered it briefly before but wanted to really work on making sure I understand how it works and how I can use it! Here, I go over the chord shapes and how moving the shapes to different positions creates other chords, and how this process can create all of the chords in different places! I apologise if my words don't make sense, it sounded better in my head. I also apologise for my sucky knowlegde of some chords, I'm working on doing better! So long as I've got this all right, I'll be moving onto each chord's arpeggios next, and then hoping back to scales so I don't burn out! (And hey, don't drop the ball this time, me XD)
This one had me going for a little over an hour and my fingers are definitely TORN up from the last few days, but well worth it. I’m starting to see the chor...
practicing a part from the a7x song bat country i got the tab from ultimate guitar dott com