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Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:54 am | jump to post

Every normal practice day I usually start off with stuff like scales, tech, reading, ear training etc as I find it easier to keep my motivation up if I get that kind of stuff done early.On a "rest" day I skip all that. Maybe I will just jam chords and riffs for an hour (which could end up being a song), or else maybe learn a new song or play through my repertoire.Then after that I'll probably mess around with a looper and end up soloing for a while.Basically the fun stuff, but it keeps you ticki...

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Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:26 am | jump to post

This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks guys.

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Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:00 am | jump to post

If you practice bass for one hour a night, then that is one hour less that you will have to practice guitar. In the LONG RUN, learning bass WILL help to reinforce your knowledge of harmony and the fretboard, and maybe improve your awareness of rhythm if you play with a drummer regularly.If you are just starting out, then yes, it will help to develop strength and co-ordination in your left hand (if you are right-handed) for guitar. But once you have reached a very basic level of technique it won'...

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Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:15 am | jump to post

Haha that's good to know. I've played guitar from aged 15 (back in 2000) until now without paying any attention to my fourth finger. I started working on it properly when I realised that I would never be able to play any of the Jazz that I had become interested in. At least I know these exercises got you out of the same hole that I'm in, Pebber.Ten years you say...I better get back to it so.

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Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:30 pm | jump to post

If you have a camera maybe record yourself playing trills and get some feedback. The guys in this forum critiqued my technique a month or two back and their advice helped A LOT.If I ever meet any of you guys I'm buying you a drink!I also found taking a balanced approach helped in a big way. Use all of the spiders and ladders that isolate the pinky as well as working the trills. Also, it was pointed out to me that you need to apply this stuff to your normal playing straight away. I think this hel...

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Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:00 am | jump to post

Guys, thanks for all the advice, this is really really helpful. I think I'm just going to print off this thread and try work at this stuff in front of the mirror for the day.Just to clarify one thing - for now I should emphasise the movement of the finger to build strength, but ultimately I should be using my forearm as my main point of motion?
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Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:54 pm | jump to post

Hendrix, Clapton, Santana, Rory Gallagher, John McLaughlin, BB King, Jonny Greenwood, Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery, Steve Cropper.Old School.
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Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:38 pm | jump to post

Thanks for the awesome and detailed feedback! It is very much appreciated and makes complete sense. Thanks.
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Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:58 pm | jump to post

I thought I would upload a video to get some feedback:, I think I will be using Pebber's routine as my guide over the next couple of years, but as you can see my 4th finger trills are pretty poor right now. Do you think it would be a good idea to concentrate on these for a few weeks, or maybe a month or two until they catch up with the other fingers? I still find time every day to do some reading and ear-training, as well as practising...


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