#1
I have been playing guitar for just over a month.

I can play most of these songs well. But I can't play the solos.

Welcome Home - Coheed and Cambria
Chapter Four - Avenged Sevenfold
Bat Country Avenged Sevenfold.


And I can play all of songs such as
Dammit - Blink 182
Everlong - Foo Fighters


So basically i play for 3 hours a day just getting better at these songs.


I think i would develop much better if I has a practice routine with scales and chord changes and such.


Got ideas?
and whats an easy song with a simple solo?
#2
Quote by mikemangone
I have been playing guitar for just over a month.

I can play most of these songs well. But I can't play the solos.

Welcome Home - Coheed and Cambria
Chapter Four - Avenged Sevenfold
Bat Country Avenged Sevenfold.


And I can play all of songs such as
Dammit - Blink 182
Everlong - Foo Fighters


So basically i play for 3 hours a day just getting better at these songs.


I think i would develop much better if I has a practice routine with scales and chord changes and such.


Got ideas?
and whats an easy song with a simple solo?

i found welcome to the jungle quite easy to play, i dont do it but plan to start doing so, but practicing with a metronome is apparently a good idea.
#3
learn the solo's bit by bit at a very slow tempo, then when you can do it at that speed, speed it up, and so on until you can do it full speed
#4
the first solo in master of the puppets is easy give it a try. also if you liek A7X try sieze the day.
#5
i think you probably played the intro to welcome home wrong the part the goes

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---0--0------------------- you sweep these notes(... stands for the sweep part
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#6
I sweep welcome home's intro.

But like should I practice scales and chord changes and things like that for say an hour every day?

would that really help my playing?
#7
Practice what you want to, but in my view you shouldn't "practice scales" by running through them over and over. Learn the theory and construction behind the scales, and then learn to apply them by improvising over some backing tracks. As for as chord changes go, practice those as much as you can, yes.

"Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison was the first song I learned, it's easy and has relatively easy solos.
#8
Learning songs is good, keep doing that, Thorn Within by metallica isnt too bad and the solo is fairly simple, it is also a good break from the normal solos kirk does.

Everyone will have a different approach to practice routines, whatever you practice is good, but mixing it up is key for me to relive the monotony of the same exercises all the time. You could try warming up with a scale or a stamina exercise, play a few songs and or learn a new one, then do a sweeping picking exercise and then another song.

Try to focus on the things you know are difficult for you, while honing in your technique of the things you are comfortable with.

UG has some good lessons on here for exercises and even learning a bit of theory now and again is good, mix it up but dont put too much on your plate at once you won't learn it all as well.
#10
I'll Make a routine for you.

1.Stretch and massage for about 5 minutes before you practise. follow this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrAaMLpP20k

2.Warm up. 10 mins

3.Chromatic runs. 15 mins

4..Picking exericse.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPE5courrwY&feature=related 15 mins

5.Scales. PM me and I will send you a great scale book. 15 mins

6.Licks. http://myguitarsolo.com/Licks/Licks.htm <---- great site to. and I can send you the Paul Gibert licks video and tabs upon request. 10 mins

6.Ear training. PM and give me your email for i can send you programs that can help you. 30 mins

7.Music Theory. 20 mins UG has greats lessons and I also recommend you pick up The
Idiots Guide to: Music Theory. I'm currently working though it.

This goes to anyone that wants these files to.

Just PM me if you want them.

TS, if you follow this routine in no time you will get better.If you put in at lease 3 - 4 hours you will get way better but don't force yourself to do it because you will burn out and get tired of playing guitar because it will become a job to you.


If you are a person that gets tried of playing guitar for a short while or after 2 hours then try this routine.

Stretch and massage - 2 mins
Warm up - 10 mins
Scales - 10 mins
Chromatics - 10 mins
Scales - 15
Ear training/ Theory - 30 mins


IMPORTANT USE A METROMONE!



I can give you a metromone software or I can give you a link to one.

http://www.8notes.com/metronome/
Last edited by herman ri2 at Jul 21, 2008,
#11
sounds interesting, could you explain a little more as to what exercises etc you do?

Remember hes only been playing a month or so all of that might be hard to follow.
#12
Quote by BFI
sounds interesting, could you explain a little more as to what exercises etc you do?

Remember hes only been playing a month or so all of that might be hard to follow.



if you want any advice to I can help.


he sent me a Pm so I don't think I should edit it in now.
#14
Quote by mikemangone
Wait the only thing I don't understand is chromatics.
What are chromatic runs?


example

http://www.i-love-guitar.com/chromatic-guitar-exercises.html

http://myguitarsolo.com/gym6.gif

video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh0xFaCUvr4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FdJpeaHexw

Defined

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_scale


and I need your email to send you the softwares.
Last edited by herman ri2 at Jul 21, 2008,