#1
ive been trying to practice while playing with a metronome, but i dont really know what im supposed to be practicing. i want to build up speed so i can play some shred stuff, can anyone name some licks for me?
#2
well at least u r using one. just play notes in time with the metronome. play a scale, anything you want. there is one guy out there michael angelo batio. dunno if u ever heard of him but what he does a lot is just take scales and play pretty basic rythmic patterns to a metronome. and it ends up sounding much better really fast.

just do anything it doesnt matter. as long as its musical to ur ears and u think u could incorporate it in a song.

using metronome is crucial. even if some ppl dont use them and u do , u will end up getting speed much more quickly
Last edited by Appetite_4_GNR at Jun 28, 2010,
#3
Try a lick DVD/BOOK.
I'm sure UG has some great metronome exercise whatsits.
You don't have to play one note per beat.
I usually play 3 note per string patterns, or 4 notes per string.
Each 3 or 4 notes is a beat.

for example

e------------------------------------------------------10-12-13---
B----------------------------------------- 10-12-13----------------
G-------------------------------9-10-12----------------------------
D--------------------9-10-12--------------------------------------
A-----------7-9-10--------------------------------------------------
E--7-8-10----------------------------------------------------------

These would be triplets I suppose, three notes per beat.
Start with nice slow clicking, I usually start with 8 if I'm finding it easy
then slow it down to 4.

another would be just

5-6-7-8-
This pattern, from top to bottom.
you can make variations of licks, or even just make em up.
try things you are struggling with.


Accentuate the first note of the pattern...
ONE two three ONE two three ONE two three.
This helps me anyway.
On playing the Paul Gilbert signature at the guitar store extensively, my missus sighed:
"Put it down now, It's like you love that guitar more than me!"
In Which I replied.
"Well it has got two F-Holes!"
Last edited by Nameless742 at Jun 28, 2010,
#4
Quote by Appetite_4_GNR
well at least u r using one. just play notes in time with the metronome. play a scale, anything you want. there is one guy out there michael angelo batio. dunno if u ever heard of him but what he does a lot is just take scales and play pretty basic rythmic patterns to a metronome. and it ends up sounding much better really fast.

just do anything it doesnt matter. as long as its musical to ur ears and u think u could incorporate it in a song.

using metronome is crucial. even if some ppl dont use them and u do , u will end up getting speed much more quickly



i wish i was as good as michael angelo, have you seen shock em dead?
#5
Quote by Nameless742
Try a lick DVD/BOOK.
I'm sure UG has some great metronome exercise whatsits.
You don't have to play one note per beat.
I usually play 3 note per string patterns, or 4 notes per string.
Each 3 or 4 notes is a beat.

for example

e------------------------------------------------------10-12-13---
B----------------------------------------- 10-12-13----------------
G-------------------------------9-10-12----------------------------
D--------------------9-10-12--------------------------------------
A-----------7-9-10--------------------------------------------------
E--7-8-10----------------------------------------------------------

These would be triplets I suppose, three notes per beat.
Start with nice slow clicking, I usually start with 8 if I'm finding it easy
then slow it down to 4.

another would be just

5-6-7-8-
This pattern, from top to bottom.
you can make variations of licks, or even just make em up.
try things you are struggling with.


Accentuate the first note of the pattern...
ONE two three ONE two three ONE two three.
This helps me anyway.



the second pattern you said is the chromatic scale


okay thanks for the tips
#6
Play a major scale starting on the 3rd fret with the metronome set to 60. Then do it again at the 4th fret and keep going until you run out of frets. Now repeat that process with a minor scale. Now repeat ALL that but with the metronome at 62 and keep going until you can't go any faster. Do that for a couple weeks and you'd be surprised how much faster you can play.