Just found out these are on youtube
Just found out these are on youtube
, but involves some patience is practicing a lick or scale or riff at half speed. what you will be doing here is taking something that you are practicing and slow it down to roughly half the speed you can play it perfect. I know that many times you have been told to practice something at the speed you can play it perfect, but here I’m asking you to go even slower.
. You don’t want stop and think “this is too slow” or “whats this doing for me”? Just go ahead and do it and i recommend doing it for about a week. It’s a great idea for practicing guitar and I have even heard about about drummer who had practiced at half speed for an entire year! I should also mention that this guy is a highly sought after studio drummer. So i think his testimonial is good enough evidence that you should be doing this.
Every time you hear about a great guitarist practicing they always mention practicing slow. So the proof is right there in those stories and interviews that practicing slow is a must for you. This is just taking it a step further. Ok many steps further and asking you to really slow down and to make sure that every movement you make is a good movement. You will see great results in your guitar shred ability.
This type of practice will also force you to focus on the sound. You will be hearing the notes of what you are playing and then when you speed it up you wont be just hearing a mash of notes, you will be hearing the lick that you have practiced all week slowed down. Again I must say that this will take some patience but try it for a week and then report your finding hear. I am certain that you will have good results.
So lets get an example. Supposed you have a really fast pentatonic lick that is driving you nuts.
Step one is to slow it down to the point where you can play it perfectly. Get in the groove with it at that speed and spend a little time playing it there. Then cut the metronome setting in half and practice the lick at the new speed. This is going to feel really slow but do it anyways. Really pay attention to what you are playing. Make sure that you have no wasted motions and all the notes are clean. Stay at this speed for an entire week. Believe me you will notice some results. At the start of the next week bring the metronome setting half way between your speed you play the lick perfect and this new speed that you were practicing at. spend the week practicing in the middle. By the end of this week you are going to see serious results.
I’d love to hear your results, please post them here and share this article with all your guitar shred friends. Click here for the ultimate guitar shred workout!
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ckoMusic.com is releasing free guitar backing tracks lessons to be used with their CD’s. The first one was released this week and there are weekly lessons to follow. Check out ckoMusic.com guitar backing tracks and get your playing moving.
How many times have you racked your brain trying to hear that super fast Van Halen lick? How many times have you heard a guitar player at a club blazing through SRV? You ask yourself “how did they learn this stuff?” If you are like most players it has probably happened more than you care to remember.
Having the ability to slow down guitar licks is the secret to your success. If you can’t hear all the notes, you won’t be able to learn the whole solo. How many times have you heard a guitar player doing a “hack” version of a famous solo? The reason is they just couldn’t hear all the notes. Maybe they just weren’t motivated to do something about it. Maybe they didn’t care enough about sounding good to put in the time. These people are never willing to make an investment in a product that would have them playing note for note solos of the master’s.
The technology is there now so there is no excuse for not making the investment. You may even have played around with some of those awful slow down machines on the market. Most of them (maybe all) suck and are useless. That’s why it took me so long to even think about trying Riffmaster Pro. I wish it were around when I was first learning because I was horrible at transcribing! I may have been the worst out of all my friends.
The cool thing about Riffmaster Pro is, it doesn’t sound like garbage. You will be able to slow down any lick you want. You will be able to play along to the slow version and gradually speed it up. You will be blazing through solos at your next show. Your friends are going to wonder what you have been doing to make your playing so much better than theirs now.
Make this investment in your guitar playing now. You won’t regret it. Visit RiffMaster Pro.
ckoMusic .com- the guitar backing tracks site, has just added 2 more Irish guitar tabs to their site. This stuff is great guitar shred material. Grab your acoustic guitar and be ready for a serious workout.
I think these kinds of tunes have been too much over looked by guitar shred players. We need to add this stuff to our library of tunes. check out the email we got
How are you doing with the Irish Washerwoman. This is just a quick email to let you know that 2 more Irish Guitar Tabs have been added to the ckoMusic.com lessons.So download them and learn them. They are called Morrison’s and Rolling In The Ryegrass.
Remember if you are struggling at all with these tunes, download your copy of Guitar Burning Speed. It will make these tunes a whole lot easier. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Click here to download Guitar Burning Speed
Thanks to everyone who has visited this guitar shred site, we just had our 2000th visitor. So we got an exciting offer from our friends at ckoMusic.com. Buy either Jamorama Lead Guitar by Ben Edwards or Guitar Burning Speed by Charlie Wallace. When you buy either of these instantly downloadable programs through this site, you will receive a FREE download of ckoMusic’s Hard Rock Band Jams AND Jam Band Jams.
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Here’s an awesome to story to share on the guitar shred blog. I just got back from a session with my with some buddies and they all were saying stuff like “hey whets up with your technique these days, you sound awesome”. That made me feel pretty awesome because these guys are unbelievable players. I think they let me hang out with them and jam because we are friends. They have always been so much better than me and they still are but I am catching up really fast.
I guess you have to be in my situation to understand the magnitude of this. We have all been friends since junior high and have always played together but my picking and speed was always lousy compared to them. I could always jam and improvise but I just couldn’t keep up with them when they would be pulling out the super fast licks. I used to wonder if I was ever going to be up to par with these guys. After tonight I predict that I am just a couple of months away from that. This is amazing because of how long we have been playing together and how long they have been blowing me away. Well I thought I would share this story with everyone incase you are in the same situation. Keep practicing and hopefully you will have a jam like I just did. It was AMAZING!
Thank you Guitar Burning Speed, I am a guitar shred fan and student for life.