#1
Hey I been jammin guitar for almost 5 years now but somehow have perfected my technique more and more. The other day I play 16th notes at 240 bpm. Anyone know how many notes per second that is? fanx
#2
It's just simple mathematics.

I can't do it.
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#3
960 notes per minute.

i think the fastest is 290 BPM on drums with 16ths
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16nps that is.


i fail to believe anyone can do that
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#10
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On guitar it's 46 notes per second by a dude who calls himself Mr. Cucumber.




His name is Marcus Paus and he's a fake as far as I know.

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i fail to believe anyone can do that


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Hey I been jammin guitar for almost 5 years now but somehow have perfected my technique more and more. The other day I play 16th notes at 240 bpm. Anyone know how many notes per second that is? fanx


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His name is Marcus Paus and he's a fake as far as I know.


Heh.

If he's fake, then Rusty Cooley is the fastest.

His music sounds like every note on a 7-string guitar played at the same time for 5 minutes.
#15
Rusty cooley is noted as the fastest and he hits 27nps but i dont think thats sweeping either
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#16
Guys, there's a huge thread on this in the Shred forum, and all of the speeds are legitimate. I think Fransesco Ferari (sp?) is the fastest there at 33nps sweeping.
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If he's fake, then Rusty Cooley is the fastest.

His music sounds like every note on a 7-string guitar played at the same time for 5 minutes.


They have a whole thread about it in the Shred forum if that matters.
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#18
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Hmm?

I can play 19-20nps sweeping, the fastest guitarist can do 33.


I heard your sweep picking in your profile.It's not 19-20.
#19
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His music sounds like every note on a 7-string guitar played at the same time for 5 minutes.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=e0IkQJqL3kk
http://youtube.com/watch?v=d4RNA1LfYbg

So it does

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I heard your sweep picking in your profile.It's not 19-20.

I know, that's not my fastest though, i just thought people'd like some Nevermore.

And i haven't updated it in ages.
#22
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Haven't seen this before.

But I've seen his "bedroom shredding" which was just wierd.

I like shred, but I'm not a Cooley fan

Oh, the one at the end of his instructional DVD that would be then


I was gutted when playing through that, he explained everything in depth and got you practicing on cool exercises, then he just goes and shreds for 5 minutes without backing.
#23
Really, nps is a very inaccurate way to calculate speed. For some people, their sweep picking is faster than their alternate picking, and some can play a single note a million times over and a certain nps, but really it's irrelevant since it varies so much.

Then you also have to realize that simple scales are a lot easier to play fast than songs.

Also, what if the shredding is really sloppy? IMO, the sloppiness cancels out the speed.

Therefore, nps has too many factors involved to be accurate. I'm not just saying that because I can't shred too well. I simply find it a silly way to measure speed. bpm works fine.
#24
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Really, nps is a very inaccurate way to calculate speed. For some people, their sweep picking is faster than their alternate picking, and some can play a single note a million times over and a certain nps, but really it's irrelevant since it varies so much.

Then you also have to realize that simple scales are a lot easier to play fast than songs.

Also, what if the shredding is really sloppy? IMO, the sloppiness cancels out the speed.

Therefore, nps has too many factors involved to be accurate. I'm not just saying that because I can't shred too well. I simply find it a silly way to measure speed. bpm works fine.


Excellent, +1

Remember kids, it can be alot harder to play slow effectively than fast (once you know how).

This is true and if you think otherwise, go to a jam with some old blues veterans and you will see.
#25
You can't say this isn't fast
http://youtube.com/watch?v=8aVlLguYkIY
http://youtube.com/watch?v=OeWSf4fM_KA

And what's with all these people against playing fast? I think if it's pulled off well, it can be amazing. Almost all of my favourite guitar solos have fast parts in them.

I like David Gilmour's style, and DragonForce too.
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#26
I'm certainly not against playing fast at all, I find this whole "slow and fast" argument ridiculous.

The best players can do both well, and don't need to question it.
#30
Shred is good but when overdone get boring very quickly.

Could you listen to 12 minutes of shredding? Could you listen to John Butler Trio Ocean all the way through?
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i fail to believe anyone can do that

I agree.

TS, now is the time for video proof.
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#32
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Shred is good but when overdone get boring very quickly.

Could you listen to 12 minutes of shredding? Could you listen to John Butler Trio Ocean all the way through?

Same with playing slow.

Could you listen to 12 minutes of just David Gilmour?

That would be boring as hell as well.
#33
I could listen to 12 minutes of Cooley or 12 minutes of Gilmour.

Why? Because I love music, and I love guitar.

Cheers guys.
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Could you listen to 12 minutes of just David Gilmour?

Yes.
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#35
people just mix up skill for speed, they are to way different things. skill may go into the technical diffilculity of the riff while speed is just that, speed.
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#36
omg i can move my hand really fast i must be a musical genius
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Same with playing slow.

Could you listen to 12 minutes of just David Gilmour?

That would be boring as hell as well.


I can and have listened to over twelve minutes of David Gilmour and it was incredible.

You make it out like there are fast guitarists and slow guitarists and no in-between. They are polar extremes and barely exist in music.

Anyone who has listened to Satch would know how melodic shred sounds.
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#38
i hate the stupid bastards that think playing fast means everything, if someone does not know what the hell they doing it doesn't matter fast or slow they will still suck.
#39
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Same with playing slow.

Could you listen to 12 minutes of just David Gilmour?

That would be boring as hell as well.

Abso-freakin-lutely, I could. And who says he's slow, anyway?
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#40
^ In the same way people say Rusty Cooley is fast, it's what he does the majority of the time, maybe Gilmour wasn't the best example.

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I can and have listened to over twelve minutes of David Gilmour and it was incredible.

You make it out like there are fast guitarists and slow guitarists and no in-between. They are polar extremes and barely exist in music.

Anyone who has listened to Satch would know how melodic shred sounds.

I'm not saying there is no in-between

They were two complete extremes, as you said.

I couldn't listen to Gilmour for 12 minutes, I could with Rusty Cooley, people are different.