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somsip should I be using a metronome?

If you're really aiming to practice, and you don't have a really good reason not to: absolutely yes. That's not to say that every time you pick up the instrument you need to be turning the metronome on as well, but if you're really sitting down to practice... yeah, hit the click!
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I do not appreciate all this talking about mods while I'm not here, I'll have you know I'm a legit cryptid and will not be theorized about in such reasonable terms!
It's difficult to say really, I'm definitely of the opinion that no matter what you practice you should come out with something that you can use, but whether that needs to be a song or not is up for debate. You can pretty simply make exercises musical, or use sections of songs as exercises to get better, but fundamentally I think that's the important thing: always come away from practise with something musical you can use.
To be honest at this point, most of the songs I know I learned because I learned a riff that I thought sounded awesome, and got bored of having to skip through the song to find that one section, so I learned the whole thing

So I guess that's my process? Pick a single part of the song that gets me going, learn that, then learn the parts that go around it.

I'm trying to get myself more in to learning songs by ear (and I'm getting much better at it), but beyond that, how much it needs to be broken down or where I focus tends to vary wildly depending on the song in question.
This isn't a pre-bend, no, a pre-bend is where you bend the note before playing it and (usually) release the bend once you've sounded the string.

What's going on in that tab is you play the note on the 6th fret of the B string, bend it up half a step, and then play the 6th fret on the E string.
Anything that serves the function of "not being in a hot tub"? Seriously dude, just don't play in extremely humid areas, it's incredibly bad for your guitar.
First thing I would say is don't worry about modes, at all. You may end up needing them at some point much later down the line but that's for much later on, for now just worry about the basics.

Secondly, learning how to use the pentatonic across the fretboard is an awesome aim, and absolutely a really good idea, but also I think you should look in to adding the other notes that make it in to the full minor scale.

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Zaphod_Beeblebr Oh wow, you really gave me something to think about! I was doing 300 on 4th notes so all the 4 notes i should do in one beat?

You certainly can practice that way, yes, it depends on what you want to achieve with what you're doing. Realistically I think practising tremolo picking in 16th notes (4 notes per beat/metronome click) is the best way to do it because it's generally how you're probably going to be playing tremolo picking.

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I would but i am just not good enough to play any song yet so i am trying to learn the techniques.

I would very much like to warn you off thinking like that. I have personally spent way too much time running exercises and drills because I couldn't play the things anywhere near full speed and frankly I think it's stunted my musical growth a little. I really think, even if you can't do it fast and it really doesn't sound "right", you should practice by learning songs, or at least parts of songs. Same goes for writing music as well: start sooner, no matter how much you don't think you're good enough, the sooner you start the sooner you're going to be good at it.
Satanah666 well it depends, is that 300bpm in 16th notes, 8th notes? It's hard to tell what this means without knowing what rhythm you're playing in.

Really though, the best exercise anyone can recommend is to try playing some of your favourite songs. Even if you have to play them super slowly, you're better off doing that and using it to build technique and speed than just drilling open notes to a metronome
I think you're way overthinking this by bringing modes and whatnot in to it. If you're already comfortable with the idea of playing a different scale when that Cm7 chord comes around, then play in C major and switch to C minor pentatonic over the Cm7. Maybe use G minor pentatonic for some spice as well if you're feeling it.

Really, this chord progression almost certainly resolves really strongly to C major anyway, so if you're "playing G mixolydian", what you're doing in real terms is playing C major anyway.
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Moonrunner1973 sorry but the user you're replying to is an ad bot who I've now banned. I also edited the ad link out of your post.
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The thread's from the beginning of November 2018 guys. It's dead.
Intet oh man, those are some sweet pinches, and a really awesome tone, great stuff dude!
Also worth noting: some pick materials are going to wear more than others. It might be worth experimenting with the pick you use as well as how hard you do it, to reduce the damage.
Absolutely not, in fact I've heard of people who transcribe for a living use headphones and then use only one headphone at once you get half of the stereo sound, it can make some guitar parts much easier to hear.
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You absolutely can, and this is one of the great things about music, and the guitar! It's intimidating at first but you always have so many options for what to play and how to play it, you get to choose whichever position is easiest and whichever arpeggio sounds like the sound you want to make!

Really, that's what all this theory and stuff is for: it helps you put names on things and understand the relationship between sounds so you can choose whatever sounds best to you at any moment.
ballajoe010 I'm curious now, what is it that you want to achieve with your playing? Like, is there some reason you're so set on sweeping? Someone you want to imitate or something similar?
How important it is depends very much on whether you want to be a jazz musician who plays with others or not. If you want to be a jazz musician, and you want to be in bands who play that sort of material, then learning as many standards as you can fit in your brain is absolutely essential. The further your aims get from that, the less important it is.

I'm not sure what you mean by "other important standards" though, like, do you mean other genres, like blues standards? Because in other genres, the idea of standards pretty much doesn't exist. The closest you might get is in blues, but even then it's more of a question of learning maybe 4-5 different variations on a 12 bar blues rather than specifically learning standards.

As for the most difficult... ask 10 different jazzers and you'll get 10 different answers. I think most people would probably agree that Giant Steps (or any variation on the Coltrane Changes) will be on the list, but that's only one tune. There's a bunch of different ways in which a standard might be challenging, like... is the melody (the head) particularly difficult or not suited to guitar at all well? Are the chords themselves difficult to play or voice on guitar? Is following the changes with your solo particularly difficult?

I think the best advice I can give you right now is twofold:
  1. Listen to as much jazz as you can. That's half the battle, is getting your brain full of the sound of jazz and what you want to sound like.
  2. Get hold of a Real Book. Something like this. This is basically the bible for learning standards. That said, if you're new to Jazz, I don't think it'll help you get in to it, and help with that is more than I can give you.

I know I'm throwing around a lot of words that might not mean a huge amount unless you're already in to jazz in some capacity, and again this is sort of beyond what I can give you here. Check out the music youtubers Aimee Nolte and Adam Neely as an entry point in to learning more. Adam has a habit of talking about things not directly related to jazz, but he's an incredibly capable musician and if you watch some of his older videos or his Q&A videos he talks about jazz in a bit more depth, so he's worth paying attention to.

Good luck!
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I think you should focus more on vibrato and bends instead of sweep picking. Not everyone are on point on those and they're more important than sweep picking. 

This is such a good point I'm honestly ashamed I didn't think of it before.

ballajoe010, you should definitely work some time for vibrato and bending in to your schedule. I know at first they might seem like little bits of polish on top of your regular playing, but these are what really separates someone who can shred, from someone who can play. They're both incredibly important!
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Hey there, welcome to UG!

Sorry but I'm going to have to close this thread, since it's pretty much a duplicate of another one you posted a couple of minutes earlier, and the other seems to have more detail in it.
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Vaccaro, what you are saying is technically true, but still not helpful:
1 - Suggesting that someone practice "what they are bad at" is so nebulous as to be meaningless. What if the person you're answering is extremely new to the instrument and has no idea what is out there to practice? How is what you said supposed to help someone like that?
2 - Starting a reply with "I don't believe you are actually asking for help." is somewhere between "kind of mean" and "utterly needlessly antagonistic".
3 - Your tone in the original post (and frankly now as well) does not represent the culture this forum is trying to cultivate.

I'm going to ask you again: please rethink how you interact with others here. We're trying to have a forum where people can come and ask any question and have it answered with kindness and patience, so keep that in mind.
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You nailed it  lol. Yea, I still fall into that newbie habit, and from what i heard the human head weighs about 10lbs, so that pressures the back of my neck when its tilted downward to get a better view angle from my eyes.
I'm really not a fan of that classical position, it just doesn't look right  for the music I'm into to. If  you meant just for practice, I would give it a go

I'm not wearing a strap. For sure, I know looking down is acceptable but the way i was doing it was literally at all times. I can only do drills without looking at the fretboard

I would say that if you're talking about the look of what you're playing, you should be spending as much time as possible practising standing up, and when you're not standing you should be sitting in classical position. Classical actually puts the guitar in a much closer position to standing (unless you're holding the guitar in an unconventional place when you stand), so it's going to be the best way to practice.
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I don't believe you are actually asking for help. Just practice what you struggle with. 

This post really isn't helpful, can I ask that if you're going to say things like this in future you reconsider? Trying to keep the forum nice and not shut down anyone's questions.
My first question is: how much actual music does your practice routine have in it? I promise I'm not trying to be a jerk, I just want to make sure that your routine is well balanced before I go saying you should definitely do X or Y thing
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I had to take a 5 year break from Guitar due to developing MS.

Ive only got an Acoustic now after selling $15k of guitar gear due to no income.

Firstly: both of those things are really sucky, and I'm sorry to hear it

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But hey, you can learn on any guitar. Im just worried as I struggle to remember easy fills like on the end F chord of Wind Cries Mary. And my fingers are muting so many strings. Fat normal length fingers, but could play Hendrix chords prior and fills with pinky and index.

Does that kind of thing come back, like muscle memory?

Muscle memory should come back, but that said I don't know how MS affects it. For what it's worth, I think you should keep trying and see where you get with it, I know that if you have a foggy day or you feel like your brain or body just aren't quite cooperating then it's going to be frustrating but if you can then persevere. With any luck, you'll get back what you had, and have fun with guitar again!

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I cant even remember how to play Enter Sandman properly.

MS creates really bad brain fog. But I suppose not playing 5 years does to.

I just want a free windows Tab Player that I can pause, choose sections, change tempo etc. I forget what I had before but it was free.

Thank you

The canonical free alternative to GuitarPro is TuxGuitar. It's a free alternative, and while it has some issues, it will certainly enable you to open and read guitar pro files.
montero1 yes they are, and I absolutely understand that right now that seems so impossible to do, but if you keep up the practice and make sure your technique is good, you'll get there as well.
ballajoe010 ok, so the answer is basically "no" then; you've correctly noticed that most of the strings do, but if you look at the relationship between the B and G strings, that's not a fifth, it's a minor 6th (might be wrong about that, can't think 100% clearly right now).

If it followed the pattern strictly the guitar would be tuned either: Eb Ab Db Gb B E, or E A D G C F (depending on which E you start from).
I also don't know what you mean, do you mean like... does the tuning follow the circle of fifths? If you could elaborate that would be great!
I think this is the kind of thing you're looking for:

Guthrie doesn't go in to a huge amount of detail, but he's absolutely right that the person to really go to if you want to do that sort of playing is Hendrix in tunes like Little Wing. A thousand-thousand people have copped that style over the years, but Hendrix is really the guy to listen to and the place to start.
Got to be honest, I'm not sure I understand what you have written here

Could you try tabbing it out, to make it easier to understand?
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Yeah I'm going to echo what others have said: this is not a conversation for here, and in fact any advice more than "go to a doctor" would in fact be wildly irresponsible.

I'm going to close this now, because I will not have anyone coming in to my forum to give ill-advised medical advice.

Go back to your doctor.
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This is wildly off-topic for here, and to be honest I'm not sure where this should go... maybe in The Pit? Iunno.
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khaled2000 in future could you report these threads, that way I can take care of it. Thanks!

I'd also really appreciate it if you could edit obvious advertising links out of quotes if you're going to quote them. I've removed the links from your quote.