How to improve your technique

Discussion in 'Playing and Technique' started by sniffyduke, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. sniffyduke

    sniffyduke Member

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    Use a metrenome. The key to improving your playing is START SLOOOW!!!
    Set it at about 45bpm. The key is accuracy. Speed is a by product.

    Need any tips let me know.
     
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    What is a good metronome to buy? I have a Boss Tu-80 but I cant use my amp with it. I cant hear the clicks. I have tried to hook it up in a chain (guitar, met, amp) :mad: but it doesnt work like that.

    Thanks!
     
  3. sniffyduke

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    What I do is play the guitar through a firebox on my CPU.
    This way you can hear the met.

    The Boss is fine.

    When you practice do it dry. No reverb and no dist. You want to hear every note crystal clear.
     
  4. vhollund

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    Its a good idéa to play medium loud dirty through an amp too to get the dynamics down
     
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    Uh...Don't try to improve your technique by reading postings on message forums. ;)
     
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    True to some extent but, how would I have found out about your book? ;)
     
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    +1
    Practice more SOS stuff. :p
    Preferably with a metronome.
     
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    I can relate to what he says about taking a lick to a speed beyond your
    ability and then work on cleaning it up.

    I've never been able to do gradual speed increases to get to a
    desired tempo. I get bored. I learn something slow and then
    take it to tempo and work on cleaning it up. I might have to drop
    tempo occasionally to convince myself that I can still play it right
    but then I go back to sorting out the slop.
     
  11. vhollund

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    I play mostly with a clean/dirty sound
    and to me
    The thing about slowing down is also a mental/musical thing

    Not only you get very aware of the picking and the contact with the strings
    but also the sound and the vibe
     

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