[Lesson] Basic warm-up and Speed Building Techniques

Discussion in 'The Sevenstring.org Workbench' started by nitelightboy, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. FarBeyondMetal

    FarBeyondMetal SS.org Regular

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    Nice ideas here, keep it up
     
  2. Ardez

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    I know what I'll be doing next eight weeks... :shred:
     
  3. Master D

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    with this my broken hands will be back in shape by the end of the year.. great contribution..
     
  4. Bribanez

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    These are all great ideas. I've been doing the chromatics thing and its variations for years.

    I read an article with Yingwie where he stated instead of the boring chromatic and scale exercises he learned Pagannini's Caprice #5 (or Eugene's Trick Bag). This is also a great exercise.
     
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    Awesome stuff! Here's one that Ive been doing for a few years

    e|----------4--1------------------4--1------------|
    b|------------------------------------------------|
    G|-------3--------2------------3--------2---------|
    D|-----2------------3--------2------------3-------|
    A|------------------------------------------------|
    E|--1------------------4--1------------------4----|

    ____d _u d _u _d _u d _u etc....

    It's a good exercise for both the right and left hand. I move as far up the fretboard as I can go, then switch it up on the way back down:

    e|----------1--4------------------1--4------------|
    b|------------------------------------------------|
    G|-------2--------3------------2--------3---------|
    D|-----3------------2--------3------------2-------|
    A|------------------------------------------------|
    E|--4------------------1--4------------------1----|

    ____d _u d _u _d _u d _u etc....

    Find a good starting speed what a metronome and steadily increase! :yesway:
     
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    Some great ideas on here guys.

    However, the first post is just looking like a load of inter-script babble rather than any pics or anything. Is that just my computer or is it for a different reason? Any idea how I can see the OP in its original form?

    Cheers
     
  7. shredmaestrobri

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    Great thread! Actually inspired me to practice; I just finished. :)

    One thing I have realized in helping me become better and increasing speed and articulation is practicing with eighth notes (2 notes per beat). I would also do three notes oer beat. These are good warmups and I'd take them to 200 bpm and above. After doing such, magically, i can do 4 notes or 6 notes per beat faster and quite easier. Try it!

    Whatever the case warm up should be comfy and be a preparation to more fun things I would say.
     
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    Anyone know if we can get the pics from the OP back?
     
  9. malice

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    Here you go:

    Example 1: Simple 4 note per string chromatic, up and down the strings.

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    Example 2: Similar to above, but you shift up 1 fret after the first 4 notes on the high E string. Repeat descending, going up 1 fret after playing the first 4 notes on the low B.

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    Example 3: This is for you speed freaks. Two variations - first, play it continuing in this pattern until it's too fast for you. Or, play it to the 1/16 notes and then slow it down the same way you speed it up, this one's REALLY hard to do.

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    Example 4: This is just another variation of Example 1. Try as many different variations as you can, it helps keep it interesting and makes you look at how you play a little differently.

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