#1
Just a brief intro, I play Rhythm guitar for a local band here in virginia called DEATHMASK.
Just for a reference to the type of stuff, or style, that i play in this band I have uploaded tabs here under our band name.

But does anyone practice scales and exercises all the time for hours everyday and still play relatively easy stuff...
For instance on an almost daily basis i go through some basic exercises like:


|-------------------------------------------------------------4-1-2-3-
|---------------------------------------------------4-1-2-3-----------
|-----------------------------------------4-1-2-3---------------------
|-------------------------------4-1-2-3-------------------------------
|---------------------4-1-2-3-----------------------------------------
|-----------4-1-2-3---------------------------------------------------
|-4-1-2-3-------------------------------------------------------------


|-------------------------------------------------4--------------------
|---------------------------------------4-----------1-2-3------------
|-----------------------------4-----------1-2-3----------------------
|-------------------4-----------1-2-3--------------------------------
|----------4----------1-2-3------------------------------------------
|-4----------1-2-3---------------------------------------------------
|---1-2-3------------------------------------------------------------


|--------------------------------------------------------4-3-1-2-------
|----------------------------------------------4-3-1-2-----------------
|------------------------------------4-3-1-2---------------------------
|--------------------------4-3-1-2-------------------------------------
|----------------4-3-1-2-----------------------------------------------
|------4-3-1-2---------------------------------------------------------
|-1-2-------------------------------------------------------------------


|----------------------------------------------------------------1-5---
|------------------------------------------------1------------2--------
|--------------------------------1------------2------------3----------
|----------------1------------2------------3-----1-2-3-4------------
|--------------2------------3-----1-2-3-4----------------------------
|-----------3-----1-2-3-4--------------------------------------------
|-1-2-3-4-------------------------------------------------------------


I just make them up as i go sometimes when warming up and i usually repeat the patterns all the way down to the 12th...And I do it until i can't do it anymore...And then i'll just run through a scale...Like something outside of the usual scales...Like the Enigmatic, or any other exotic-type scale i come across. I practice sweeps. Make sure i'm doing whatever style of picking right...

Can't shred worth crap

And i play like james hetfield...lol

It makes no sense whatsoever.

I guess ultimatley you play what you like to play...And i suppose for me its just rhythm guitar that fits me.

Anyone else feel the same way?

-Logmar
#2
of course you play what you like to play. thats why you play it.

Edit: if you're asking how to shred, go to Advanced Techniques.
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