#1
I have started doing chromatic excersise 1-2-3-4 on all strings up to the last fret. I started one day at about halfway speed on the metranome and move it up one notch a day. I am just wondering, how exactly will that help me? At the last speed on the metranome, the exercise is only moderatly fast.
#2
go back to the middle and start playing in double time
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#3
Switch it up, do 1-3-2-4 up and back, then 3-1-4-2 up and back, and so on.
#5
play eighth notes instead of quarter notes
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#7
Quote by slayer1516
noobish question but what exactly is double time?

play twice as many notes as you were playing before. Make them last exactly one half the length they were before, and play another note where would be the 1/2way point of your note before.

So instead of:

1-2-3-4
play
12341234
#8
Quote by slayer1516
noobish question but what exactly is double time?


Double time simply means to play twice as fast as you were playing.
#9
When playing slow, at a much lower speed that you could play, you build muscle memory for your fingers which help to coordinate your picking and fretting hand, and that translate to accuracy. The chromatics exercises works very well for this purpose because you use all your fingers (except the thumb), although is boring.
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