#1
I've been playing for about 2 and a half years, and im pretty moderate, speed wise. So, I decided to work on building my speed, you know, using a metranome and stuff. I was wondering, is it better to play actual scales (major, minor, mixolydian etc), or chromatic scales?
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#2
diatonic scales

just noodle around with them and u will build speed slowly.
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#3
whats a diatonic scale? it only uses 2 notes?
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#4
Major, Minor
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#6
make a daily routine with loads of exercises in it and practice them slowly with a metronome
#8
practice all scales on acoustic and not on electric to a metronome and work them up slowly from slow to fast.... and aternate between slow and fast--- all even notes, with three notes per string

learn to shred with 4 fingers not three
keep your thumb off the neck

learn all the modes of the major scale first in every position... thats your firts goal.


every once in awhile practice your chormatic to keep yourself from getting stuck in 1,2,4 and 1,3,4 fingeringss
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keep your thumb off the neck


Uh...what?
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#11
i thought its that you shouldn't use your thumb to apply pressure? your thumb is there just as a guide.
#12
you really shouldn't bring your thumb over the neck even if you are applying no pressure. You shouldnt play new music with 70's shred techniques. It was a new idea back then when people were deviant enough to shred... there are newer and better ways to shred...

michael angelo agrees with me on this he talked about it in one of his video i think.
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you really shouldn't bring your thumb over the neck even if you are applying no pressure. You shouldnt play new music with 70's shred techniques. It was a new idea back then when people were deviant enough to shred... there are newer and better ways to shred...

michael angelo agrees with me on this he talked about it in one of his video i think.

Do you mean over the neck of the guitar, or on the neck of the guitar?


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#14
^I'm guessing (hoping?) he means over.

Silentdud, you make it sound like the thumb shouldn't touch any part of the neck (the back is part of the neck too, ya know ).
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#16
Explain this no-thumb thing again???
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#17
i think the correct form is to just have the thumb directly behind the neck, like behind the g string. your thumb should only edge over the neck when doing a bell or vibrato.