#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb5aq5HcS1A
4:25

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5etcNNOCVk
1:41

How would I approach playing fast repeating moments like those? I've tried the Dani California one before and spent a lot of time practicing it up to speed but it just sound bad regardless. So, any tips?


Oh, is it possible to practice these things to a Metronome? If so, how?
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#2
Quote by unicornfist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb5aq5HcS1A
4:25

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5etcNNOCVk
1:41

How would I approach playing fast repeating moments like those? I've tried the Dani California one before and spent a lot of time practicing it up to speed but it just sound bad regardless. So, any tips?


Oh, is it possible to practice these things to a Metronome? If so, how?


I can't comment on the specifics of this exact case since I'm at work and the PCs here don't have flash BUT the bolded part means you're doing it wrong. Make it sound good first and then try to speed it up. If it doesn't sound good slow then it never will fast.
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#3
practice with a metronome, just start slow, then speed it up
#4
Zaphod is right.

You need to slow down and make sure you are muting right and make sure you play it correctly.

you could play it to a metronome very easily. Set it to a tempo you like and play 1 note per "click" or 2 notes per click. Just make sure it is clean. You dont even have to practice it with a metronome, but it will help you develop good timing if you don´t already have that.
#5
Quote by Ih5g
practice with a metronome, just start slow, then speed it up

But how? Each not on a beat or something? That's the confusing part.

@Zaphod That were it kinda gets tricky. It seems like it sounds good but then I can't seem to improve how it sounds. I guess I'll try extra hard this time around on Communication Breakdown.
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#6
first set you metronome to like, 120 bpm, and play one note per beat.
If you can make it sound good for, i dont know.... a minute or so? you set the metronome to 130.
Then again, you make it sound good for atleast a whole minute, and then you set the metronome to 140 and so on.... if you reach 200, you might wanna set it back to 100 and play two notes per beat.

Now, starting on 120 one note per beat is reaaaallllyyy slow, so you might be able to start faster, but you'll have find your own starting point, just find out on what tempo you can make it sound good, and build from there.
#7
Quote by unicornfist
But how? Each not on a beat or something? That's the confusing part.


Try this:

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/metronome_basics.html

If you don't tap your foot or something while you play, I suggest you start. It's a little awkward at first, but after a few days, it'll feel natural.
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#8
Sorry to bump this but I have another question.

I've been doing Communication Breakdown and have it to 160 BPM, but when I go up I can't play it. Do I try and work it up to 165 or practice more at 160?
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#9
Get the movements down perfectly, slow as hell if you have to. Speed will come when you are comfortable.
#10
Quote by unicornfist
Sorry to bump this but I have another question.

I've been doing Communication Breakdown and have it to 160 BPM, but when I go up I can't play it. Do I try and work it up to 165 or practice more at 160?


Practice at a speed where you don't have to think or struggle at all to do what you want, get it sounding good and repeat it until you are absolutely sick of it. Then see if you can play it to tempo, if not there's a problem with your technique somewhere.
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