#1
Yo guys.

Um ive been playing for about 2 1/2 years now, been learning heaps of solos and stuff.

But when i get to mega quick triplets during solos i break down.

can anyone suggest something to learn to improve this at all?

im into dream theater.
#4
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Play it slow, with a metronome, and gradually build up your speed. The way it's always been done, and still the best.


^^^ i agree, the metronome is a very valuable tool, use it to your advantage.
#6
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what about just playing with the song? is that easier?


that's wat i would suggest, i know what triplets are and how to count them and all that, but i honestly don't know when i hear them in a fast solo, lol, just play along with the song, or with a song you like that has triplets
#7
Just get a metronome, set the beats to triplet, and go up and down the scale your using. Play the one position perfectly a few times, then go on to the next. After you've played them all, increase your speed by 5 bpm and repeat.
#8
So, what you mean is that triplets throw your rhythmn off? Uhh, use a metronome. Some people are like machines with the beat, but others have to practice. Play with the song.
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#9
im pretty good with rhythm, i can play under a glass moon IN TIME with the song by dream theater. just need to somehow make my picking hand go live a machine gun lol.

Just get a metronome, set the beats to triplet, and go up and down the scale your using. Play the one position perfectly a few times, then go on to the next. After you've played them all, increase your speed by 5 bpm and repeat.


i think thats a good idea
#10
no, start slow with the metronome and build up. Its the best way to condition yourself. If you like John Petrucci (guitarist for dream theater, god amongst men) then you should use a metronome (John Petrucci uses a metronome whenever he practices, its how he gets his chops). Trust me, just starting at the pace in which the song goes will make you sound sloppy. Use a metronome.
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no, start slow with the metronome and build up. Its the best way to condition yourself. If you like John Petrucci (guitarist for dream theater, god amongst men) then you should use a metronome (John Petrucci uses a metronome whenever he practices, its how he gets his chops). Trust me, just starting at the pace in which the song goes will make you sound sloppy. Use a metronome.

that's what i was saying, if you can play a certain bpm perfectly you don't need to go any slower.
#12
the metronome is the greatest tool any musician can own.
also, if you can slow down the song (e.g., WMP's play speed feature) you can play with the recording at the speed you want
#14
That's kind of weird. Triplets come naturally to me... I have no idea how. Maybe it was all prog's fault ;-) and DT does rock.

Do you pick alternately? I certainly hope so if you're playing Glass Moon. Probably a dumb question, actually. That's a huge help. If you're having rhythm difficulties, I'd probably say fool around with Tool for a while.
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