Picking in synch

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  1. JohnM

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    I put together some little exercises for getting the right and left hands synched up.
    I hear a lot of players with a decent vocabulary of scales and lines etc... but when they are playing it's like the picking hand is almost independent of the fretting hand - things aren't locked down tight. Once the picking hand gets moving, the fretting hand is just trying to keep up, sometimes it's vice-versa.
    It's a big part of rhythm 'feel', and even tiny subtleties can change the feel of what you're playing.

    Here 'tis, with a bunch of sound clips:

    Get in Synch

    enjoy!
     
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    Good work and good workout!
     
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    thanks
    i mosdef will try that out when i get home
     
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    Loved it though.

    The fast ones are just the tape sped up right?????

    Just kidding man, I have to go to the emergency room now and get my arm sewn back on!:BEER
     
  5. JohnM

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    haha...don't give away my secrets! :tapedshut

    I'm always happy to inspire tendonitus!
     
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    Nothing shows up in the clip box.. checked your 'sounds" page and same deal, any idea what's up?
     
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    If you don't see the round buttons on the home page, it might be something with your flash version. If the play buttons on the 'sounds' page aren't showing up, same deal.
    Thanks for letting me know!
     
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    That's what it was, thanks
     
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    Fantastic lesson! You live in Richmond, Virginia? When is your next gig?

    (edit) I just found it on your website...:)
     
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    This is why I like TGP. A truly helpful and extremely useful exercise (s) that would improve the technique of just about everybody here. Playing guitar correctly involves precision execution, right DK?
     
  11. Elektrik_SIxx

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    Hey John. Thanks for another really useful lesson. This week I was focusing on just that...getting my lh and rh in sync and working on my tone while playing scales. This because I'm totally impressed by Jimmy Bruno's tone and technique. No matter how fast or slow he gets, he always gets this gorgeous tone out of whatever guitar he is playing.
    Also revisiting my old Paul Gilbert and Vinnie Moore vhs tapes from the eighties. Both have very useful exercises as well.

    thanks again man!
     
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    Thanks, very well done. Digging the other stuff on your site as well!
     
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    But,

    My life span will never be long enough to get the speed you have on your lessons!

    Really, I use them now as I part of my practice, it's getting better!
     
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    Thanks - Glad you guys enjoyed it!

    Seymore B - no sweat man, take it at your own pace! Or just drink more coffee :drink
     

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