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Offline artonsafari

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Slow motion and breaking things apart
« on: February 13, 2015, 09:49:01 pm »
Anyone using slow motion to see what their fingers are doing?

I've been working on building clean speed, but always hit stumbling blocks. Either get tripped up on picking or fingers flowing smoothly.

Example: I'm doing an exercise using 2 pairs of triplets on adjacent strings, alternate picked from Low E to high E using fingers 1-2-4 and 1-3-4.

Pick any span of 4 frets. I like 12-13-14-15 or there abouts because it's not a big stretch.
E string use fingers 1-2-4 to A 1-2-4  (frets 12-13-15)
Staying on the A do 1-2-4 then go to the D 1-2-4 (frets 12-13-15)

This has you picking down-up-down and on the string change it's up-down-up


Repeat this pattern across the neck where you'll wind up finishing on the high e with an up-down-up on your pinky.

So my big problem comes on 1-3-4 (frets 12-14-15). I can't hear it 100% but I know that notes are getting crammed together and the flow isn't happening.

Hmmm... iPhone has a slow motion feature. I wonder... ?

Sure enough, 3 and 4 are coming down at the same time and I'm sure this is adding to the stumbling picking, and this is just breaking down the last pairing on the B and e string




 
Good news, now I can address this. In 1 day of lunchtime practicing (slowly, methodically making sure my pinky wasn't leading, then up to speed) there's improvement in 3-4 finger independence. Still cramming the last triplet and the picking is off but this is 1 day of knowing what to correct!





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Re: Slow motion and breaking things apart
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2015, 12:09:48 pm »




5 days worth of practicing (about 20min each day)

Started working on a 2-3-4 combo as well.
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Re: Slow motion and breaking things apart
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2015, 01:57:48 pm »
I can't offer any advice. Because you're way better then me.

But I think it's a great idea using slow mo and really interesting to watch.
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Re: Slow motion and breaking things apart
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2015, 03:26:49 pm »
Dunno about "better" but this is stuff, I should have been working out YEARS ago before slow motion. It's only been about a week but I can see improvement in independent finger movement and picking accuracy. Still have a long way to go, then actually apply a couple fast runs into my playing. Small goals get big rewards.
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Re: Slow motion and breaking things apart
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2015, 09:45:23 pm »
Getting there, slowly. Still rough, especially with the camera going.  ;D





Need a full speed version at some point.

Started running the pattern of 1-3-4 triplets at 120bpm starting at fret 1 on the index. Moving all the way up the neck to the dusty end as far as I can reach. Across the strings with the repeating pattern, then back down alternate picking once on each string. Can't neglect coming back across the neck.

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