#1
Well im stuck on alt picking 32nd notes on 120 bpm.


I can do that cleanly and string skip, do arps etc.

Now im trying to practice 140 bpm 32nd notes.

32nd notes on 140 bpm is like the beginning of "really fast"

I can alt pick it but i just cant change strings.


Should i practice more on 120 bpm, keep going on 140 bpm, or do something else?
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#2
You should play music.
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Its called practicing technique, you should try it some times.
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#4
What about 130? Go for that.
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#5
wow, 32nd notes at 120, your crazy LOL, thats awesome man

do you have tabs for this exercise? i`m interested in it.

but for your question, i`d stick wiht 120 bpm till you can do it with your eyes closed, then move on to 140
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What about 130? Go for that.


i agree, 20bpm is quite a skip on the metronome when trying to alt pick 32nd notes
#7
i would work on something that makes me switch to something for strings before speed. the beginning of the solo to master of puppets for example...
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#8
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Its called practicing technique, you should try it some times.


The most efficient way to learn a technique is to practice it in the context of a song.
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The most efficient way to learn a technique is to practice it in the context of a song.



But id rather practice so i can actually do it, then practice perfecting by jamming with a backing track, which is much better than just playing someone elses notes in a song.
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#10
Slowly build up to 140 by adding 1-2 bpm at a time.
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#11
I don't exactly know why you're doing 32nd's at 120, a better idea is doing 16ths at 240 because then you can tell for sure that you're doing it right, then work from there.
Also, practice doing downpicking too, not just alternate picking, because that's where you'll really gain your precision and power.
#12
i have now clue how you get up to 32nds at 120bpm and have no idea how to advance yourself. if you got that fast already, just do what you've been doing. obviously its been working
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#13
Lol, i think i messed up the speeds, im doing triplets at 120 bpm, whatever that is.


Im pretty sure that isnt 32nd notes, 16th notes perhaps.
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#14
Just don't make the jump so big. Like another guy said, 20 bpm is a lot to move up by, I used to move up in increments of 4, but I got lazy and don't practice like that anymore.

Triplets would be between 16ths and 32nds.
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Lol, i think i messed up the speeds, im doing triplets at 120 bpm, whatever that is.


Im pretty sure that isnt 32nd notes, 16th notes perhaps.


Uhh yeah 32nds at 120 bpm is VERY fast...

Triplets is 3 notes per click

16ths is 4 notes per click

16th note triplets is 6 per click

32nds is 8 per click
#16
Yea 32nd notes at 120 BPM is ALOT faster than triplets at 120. I was about to ask if you were Michael Angelo Batio or something. In any case, try moving up 1 bpm at a time so you can slowly edge your way into it.
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#17
32nds at 120 sounds like you're shooting from a turret lol yeah triplets make more sense
#18
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Well im stuck on alt picking 32nd notes on 120 bpm.


I can do that cleanly and string skip, do arps etc.

Now im trying to practice 140 bpm 32nd notes.

32nd notes on 140 bpm is like the beginning of "really fast"

I can alt pick it but i just cant change strings.


Should i practice more on 120 bpm, keep going on 140 bpm, or do something else?



alot of people tend to tense up when they are picking fast i find it so much easier to actually loosen up
#19
1. You're playing 16th notes.

2. You need to advance only like 3-5 BPM at a time with a metronome. 20 is just too much.

3. Don't worry so much about being incredibly fast. It's unnecessary and doesn't set anyone apart from anyone else. There are way too many shred machines out there that its no wonder that only a small percentage of guitarists ever get famous.