Finally I had some time in the morning to play the guitar. I went through module 7 and took some routines from it. I didn’t touch new strumming patterns because I didn’t quite master patterns from the previous module.
1234 on the 1-12 frets
I started the exercise at 300 bpm. It got better than before. My phone ran out of memory again so I didn’t record the first attempt and repeated 1234s one more time.
1243 on the 5th fret
This time the speed was increased to 240 bpm.
And I repeated the routine in the end of today practice just to improve the results more.
In module 7 there were two chords added – G and B7. The latter was almost not used by me at all, so these were tricky ones.
Did it at 140 bpm. Not sure if I will practice this transition more – it’s pretty easy to play it.
This time the metronome was set to 120 bpm. I decided to mute the strings after each strum to hear if all the strings are played in each chord.
This one was easy. The ring finger serves as the anchor point to rotate other fingers around it. The pace was 120 bpm.
There is where fun begins… I played this chord literally several times in my life. And the hardest part of it is to place the fingers so that open strings are not muted. So I started at 60 bpm. I wouldn’t say it was too fast, but for now my transitions are not very consistent at that speed.
Somehow this one was a bit easier for me despite the fact that in terms of fingers movement there is much more going on here. I think that that one song I played which contained B7 chord was with this transition, so I have some kind of muscle memory for it.
As always, first attempt for today – 1:41.
The best one was in 1:35. And the last one on camera was in 1:42.
I continued increasing the speed for module 6 strumming pattern. At first I played it at 110 bpm.
Then I increased the speed to 120 bpm. Will start from this speed tomorrow, because it was not perfect.
I want to play 1243 on the 5th fret at 300 bpm by the end of the week. So I will be practicing mostly this thing as long as I could in terms of my hand and finger exhaustion.
It’s cool to finally get to the point where I need to practice something from level zero. I’m talking about B7 chord. I was surprised to see it as one of the crucial ones. I saw it maybe in 1 or 2 songs I played. It will be fun to improve my chord transitions speed with this one.