Summer Practice Routine

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  1. cult-leader-of-djent

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    I'm trying to form a practice routine for this upcoming summer and would like some techniques to practice.

    This would not only expand my horizons but make me a better song writer as well.

    Things you and I would like to work on
    1. Basic Music Theory
    2. Arpeggio's
    3. Economic picking
    3. Alternate picking
    4. Learning new Songs
    5. Time Signatures
    6. Tapping licks
    7. New Chords
    8. Scales
    9. Song Writing
    10. Creativity
    11. Exploring other genres of music


    Any other Techniques?
    Tips?
    Inspiring guitar players?
    MOTIVATION?


    Tell me anything you got to offer:wavey:i
     
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    Trying to do this as well. Mine includes a very specific type of finger picking and slap guitar.
     
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    Finger picking sounds interesting.

    As in classical style?

    Like laser speed by Between the Buried and Me
     
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    Actually, this is the style I have in mind. Tim Collis is one of my favorite guitarists. I've never heard anyone else use fingerpicking like this:

     
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    Oh man that's amazing style with finger picking

    Plus the music is lovely.
     
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    Super talented group. You ought to check them out. Plus those guitar parts are quite the work out
     
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    I recently got Rock Discipline by John Petrucci and I'm going to be working on that every day during the summer. I'm also going to be working on my ear a lot more, specifically figuring out old video game songs by ear so I can make cover videos for youtube. I think learning as many songs by ear will definitely help me become a better writer. If you think about it, back in the day tabs were practically nonexistent so our guitar heroes were FORCED to learn songs by ear. I remember reading a Stevie Ray Vaughan book where he said something along these lines, "When I was a kid, if you wanted to learn a song, you put a record on the player and slowed it down as much as you could and you learned the damn song."
     
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    Cool shit right there Piggins. You should check out Josh Travis / Little Tybee
     
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    ^ Been a big fan of Josh Martin for a while now. Another really great player
     

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