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Offline stitch101

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Re: TE-002 • The Spider
« Reply #50 on: July 21, 2013, 04:23:53 pm »
You're teaching your fingers and brain a new skill which will take time to sink in. Keep doing it slowly and
one day it will be as natural as walking.

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Re: TE-002 • The Spider
« Reply #51 on: July 24, 2013, 06:55:17 am »

Thank you guys for the welcome :)

I missed that part in the description where it is said it is more of an advanced exercise  ;D
In any case, I have been working on Spider and I'm not doing too bad I think, I can keep up with the metronome at 60 bpm doing the alternate picking. The problem is usually not the fretting hand, it's the picking hand that gets confused sometimes haha

The eagle claw I mentioned is happening on the way up when the pinkie is pressing down on the D string and then also when the ring finger is on the A string. The middle finger has no problem coming back to play the E string but it just looks like crap  ;) and I thought this would become a habit and would  affect my speed when I get to playing solos sometime down the road.

I will definitely check out the "Minimal movement" exercise as well, and I guess I will just keep working on this patiently  :P

Thanks for your replies!

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Re: TE-002 • The Spider
« Reply #52 on: July 24, 2013, 07:12:27 pm »
What ever you do don't over do these exercises. No more than a minute and if you feel any pain stop.

People on this forum that have over done these exercises have had to spot playing for days some even
week because they stressed out tendons and muscles 

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Re: TE-201 • The Spider
« Reply #53 on: March 10, 2018, 05:51:47 pm »
I'm doing a variation of the spider where the left hand invert the pattern when it goes from the low E string to the highest string

Like instead of playing :

D--- 3
A --2
E -1

I play

A ----3
E --4

See ?

I've got a little problem is that my pinky always mute the highest strings, no matter how I put my hand. My pinky is almost flat on the neck. It's worst when I (try to) play this exercise of john petrucci.
I've got no big problem with the other fingers or the right hand. I can also play some hendrix triads with my pinkie, no problem. But this unwanted muting thing, I can't work it out.

Any suggestion?


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