#1
Ive decided well, its not really a decision, ive been doing iot for months but, im working on technique more then songs, going on scales, excercises, and just plainly pushing myself, but is there anyone who does this partly or is doing it now?
#2
I learn technique more than songs so I can write my own songs. I see really no point in learning other peoples songs, unless you have to cover it for a band. Oh well, I prefer to write than to play.

And that's why I learn technique and theory.
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#3
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I learn technique more than songs so I can write my own songs. I see really no point in learning other peoples songs, unless you have to cover it for a band. Oh well, I prefer to write than to play.

And that's why I learn technique and theory.


Learning a song that you know is abit beyond your ability is usually just as good as practising technique in my book. As long as you dont skip the bits you find difficult it all helps.
#4
well once i realized that i'll probably never be able to do sweep picking or play as fast as rusty cooley I decided to learn other difficult techniques that don't require quite as much speed. Like chickin' pickin (hybrid picking), slapping (ala buckethead), and 6-8 finger tapping (ala buckethead). It works for me
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#5
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Learning a song that you know is abit beyond your ability is usually just as good as practising technique in my book. As long as you dont skip the bits you find difficult it all helps.

I know, but if I do that, I only learn that bit, there wouldn't be much use in anything else. As bad as it seems, it's what I do.
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#6
Quote by Lil Macker
I know, but if I do that, I only learn that bit, there wouldn't be much use in anything else. As bad as it seems, it's what I do.


This is only really true if you don't really understand what you're doing; if you think about what you're doing and how to apply it to other situations then learning the right parts of songs and running exercises might as well be the same thing. Only if you learn songs you might see another player's perspective on the use of a technique so you might open up new avenues of playing for yourself.

But whatever, I'm not going to start a songs/exercises debate.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with either approach to practice as long as you really understand what you're doing.
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