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Old 03-07-2013, 09:23 AM   #21
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It had only just uploaded, I guess it was processing. What a derpy thumbnail.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:17 AM   #22
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This video is very helpful, thank you to take the time to make video like that.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:21 AM   #23
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:41 AM   #24
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i have been playing for less than a year and my speed was greatly helped by using a metronome for a few days on random licks i was learning at the time. it pushed my overall speed up from a flailing randomness of inconsistency to a moderately fast controlled expression.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:41 AM   #25
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1) Refine your technique, ie make smaller movements. The video link is a good approach and yes it must be done very slowly. Go too fast and the autopilot will take over.

2) Refine your timing and therefore synchronise your hands. To do this try to play each of the following subdivisions at say 60bpm:

8th notes
8th note triplets
16th notes
Quintuplets (if you want a bigger challenge)
16th note triples
Septuplets (if you want a bigger challenge)
32nd notes
Nonuplets (if you want a bigger challenge)

Do it all on a single fretted note focussing 100% on viciously accurate timing. Start with just one of the above played constantly, then when you've got a few of them nice and accurate, try switching between then, say a bar of 8th note triplets then a bar of 8th notes. There must be no lag or 'adjustment time' when you switch.

You can then up this to one beat of each subdivision, and so on.

I hope that helps.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:00 PM   #26
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Its always more impressive if you can play a song 100% accurately through to the end, exactly as the music asks for, compared to someone who never uses a meternome or song book, and can slaughter through the song at twice the speed as you, but doesn't do all the same timings cause they are only going for speed without doing what the music sheet asks for.

Only exception in my book,
Trying to break record:

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Trying to get laid by trying to look cool in front of girls
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:01 PM   #27
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Of course if your this guy, your doing the song 100% correctly(i guess I can't tell its too fast), so he easily broke a record, and probably got laid for it. But is the faster ones any more impressive than doing what the music wants?

I mean it is as far as records go, but if I walked into GC, I would rather here him play at normal speed...except this song is meant to try and be slaughtered through, at least he keeps up with the beat, like some people who go faster.

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