Day 30. Perfect 1234

Today I continued practicing When I Come Around and increasing the speed of the 1423 combination.

1234 exercise

1423 on the 5th fret

I started playing at 260 bpm.

In the end of the practice I returned to this exercise and repeated it at 280 bpm. Tomorrow I’ll reach my 300 bpm goal and add the last combination for this week.

1324 on the 5th fret

This is one of the easiest combinations yet. I think it’s because there are no 3-4 fingers playing after each other. Anyway, played it at 300 bpm.

1342 on the 5th fret

Repeated this combination at 300 bpm as well.

1243 on the 5th fret

I think that my pressure control exercise let me achieve something. Usually my hand gets tired after 1-2 minutes of playing this combination but today I managed to play it for 3 minutes without noticeable pain, which is great. 300 bpm.

1234 on the 1-12 frets

This it the first time when I played the whole cycle without any major mistakes! There was a few semi-dead notes but it was very clean. Played it at 320 bpm as always. Definitely will increase the speed later. The pressure control thing really works.

Pressure control

I continued practicing this exercise. I’m getting closer to the lift-right hand coordination mastery with which I have issues now. I focused on picking loudly with my right hand and pressing the strings softly with my left one. It kinda worked, but still I need to practice more. Today I set the speed for this exercise to 280 bpm.

Summary

I started to relearn the bass part for When I Come Around in order to do it with pull-offs and hammer-ons. Will gradually increase the speed to the original.

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