Neuron Betrayal

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Yet Another Rush Fan
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Neuron Betrayal

Post by Yet Another Rush Fan » July 9th, 2018, 7:31 pm

Does this happen to you?

- You can play a riff in isolation but when you play it as part of a larger segment, you screw up the timing, every time

- You could once play a riff well, but, one day, you started playing it badly, and now you do every time

I am not sure if these things are related but I think they are.

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Re: Neuron Betrayal

Post by timtheshredder » November 15th, 2018, 12:45 pm

This is actually pretty common. You can think of it like playing a riff within the context of something else. In isolation, you can play it just fine, but when you play it around something else, it can get screwed up.

That's why it's so important to practice to backing tracks or metronomes and not just practice single riffs. Practice playing solos and riffs within the context of something greater. That way you can adapt to other styles, times, and musical contexts.

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