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FDP Forum / The Chop Shop / Slow meticulous and methodical gets it done??

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U.S. - Virginia

Mar 19th, 2019 04:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

Indeed. Running these kinds of patterns in all keys and various fingerings takes a long, long time.

Earlier this year I was working on all the diatonic chords of harmonic minor in about 5 different drop voicings and root voicings. It took a while to get through just one key.

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"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
Mar 20th, 2019 07:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

I told a friend who's a very talented lead guy once that I just didn't have the speed most people had. I never did feel like I did.

He told me to just look at how I played. I didn't realize how I would run a scale up and down the neck rather than across the fretboard as I just started out doing so at an early age and thought nothing of it. You get the proper note but put yourself out of position to get to the next in time. It was just a habit I got into to slide up or down to a note that was accessible just by changing strings instead of wandering up and down the neck.

I can't promise I'll get better on the old stuff but anything I learn new I'm at least conscious of this now. Growing up without any guitar guidance other than the lyrics with a chord written above them I feel like I've missed a lot.
He told me that what I did was great but I was working my butt off doing it.

Like the joke says... you may be lost but you're making great time.

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