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(@xposed)
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Put a huge ticking clock in front of my face.

2 minutes speed building lick
2 minutes pick building lick
2 minutes hammer on pull of no pick
2 minutes 3-4 note scale in to a slow controlled bend for last note
2 minutes excerise that moves my hand all the way up the fret board and back

10 minutes playing chords in each of the major keys starting a C major, then when C major is finished, move on to D major... all the way through B major

10 minutes soloing to my favorite song, practicing phrases and rythmic patterns.

the most IMPORTANT part. STARE at that clock like your life depends on it, when 2 minutes are up, move on to the next excercise. Don't just randomly do an excercise until your bored of it. Do this for 2 weeks, and without distraction, everday.

Consistency will take you where you want to go.

oh, and...

Dude that's only 30 minutes.


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(@pearlthekat)
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sounds pretty good to me. i need to figure out something like that and then stick to it.


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(@vccky)
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That seems more like a warm-up than a practice session but as a warm-up, it seems pretty good!


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(@onalaska98)
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I like the idea xposed, perhaps you can post some of the exercises you do for each section?

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(@steve-0)
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Good use of 30 minutes, but I would then say take another 30 minutes after that to review some songs and just have fun since it sounds intense.

Steve-0


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(@xposed)
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Hey I mostly do these from the Into Advanced section on guitargrind.

http://www.guitargrind.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9&Itemid=46

Does this help at all?


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(@onalaska98)
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I will take a look xposed, thanks for the new resource!

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 Glee
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Why do you do the hammer on and pull off with no pick?

Tim


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(@anonymous)
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you get that jimi hendrix one hand hammer/pull tremolo thing. it's also a good finger exercise for your left hand, and improves your slur technique.


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(@xposed)
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Well Glee,

The concept of doing a hammer on and a pull off is to eliminate the sound of picking it in the first place.

Does that help answer your question?


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 Glee
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oh, so you dont even pluck the string?

Tim


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(@vccky)
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oh, so you dont even pluck the string?

Well, usually, when you do a hammer-on or a pull-off, you DO pluck the string first but if you practice without plucking the string (only hammering-on, pulling-off), your fingers are forced to work harder to produce an audible note. So, when you'll pluck the string first, it'll be a little easier.

That's my theory anyway.


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(@xposed)
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Yeah, I second that Puke =D


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 Bish
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Sounds like a good routine.

Bish

"I play live as playing dead is harder than it sounds!"


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(@guitarninja)
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2 minutes speed building lick

Can you give an example? Is it just like any scale pattern?? or somting else?
2 minutes pick building lick

And is this just concentrating on pick technique?

Thanks

-Joe


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