Day 38. Smoother and smoother

Today I completely repeated yesterday’s routine to make everything sound cleaner and smoother. And I made some progress in all of it.

1234 exercise

Repetition is a key to success. Not sure if anybody said that this way but surely I heard that somewhere. So I continued to play the same combinations at the same speed to increase my skills of playing them consistently.

The same issues apply to all of combinations, so I’ll just write them here not to repeat myself 6 times. The main struggles are:

  • Playing the E string with my pinky at the upper frets
  • Going down the neck with moving my thumb down as I go

1234 on the 1-12 frets

Played it at 340 bpm. It’s much cleaner than before. Still a few struggles up the neck and on the way down.

1243 on the 1-12 frets

Practiced it at 300 bpm.

1324 on the 1-12 frets

300 bpm as well.

1342 on the 1-12 frets

Played it at 300 bpm.

1423 on the 1-12 frets

Practiced this combination at the same 300 bpm.

1432 on the 5th fret

Played it pretty decent this time. Tomorrow I’ll try the same speed at the 5th fret again and maybe proceed to playing in across the fretboard. 300 bpm.

12-13-14-23-24-34 on the 5th fret

I changed the approach to this exercise. Now I play each combination for a minute and them switch to the next one. 24 and 34 are the toughest ones for me, need to pay more attention to them.


Module 12 pattern

I repeated that pattern at 120 bpm to make the sound cleaner. And despite the fact that I mixed the chords a bit it went great. The second pattern made me make some stupid mistakes without any reason but it’s still okay.

When I Come Around

Today I started the bass practice at the original speed of the song – 98 bpm. It’s not clean, but I suppose it’s cleaner than yesterday.

Yesterday I played along with the original song a few times. Today I wanted to do it again and get it on video but my phone ran out of memory in the middle of the song so it’s not complete. Still not close to perfect – will practice more.


I’m getting to my weekly goals. Let’s do it!

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