Day 52. Scales almost there

Today I basically repeated previous routines having increased the speed a bit for all of them, and the scales speed matched my weekly goal. Now it’s only a matter of consistency and precision.

1234 exercise

It’s getting too hard to write something at the same exercises every day. There’s nothing different happening here anymore – just practice in order to maintain both tempo and precision. So in that part there is just numbers.

2341 on the 5th fret

8th notes at 130 bpm.

2413 on the 5th fret

8th notes at 130 bpm.

2431 on the 5th fret

8th notes at 130 bpm.

34 on the 5th fret

8th notes at 80 bpm.

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

8th notes at 140 bpm.

Scales

I had time today to practice notes pronunciation, and noticed that I don’t understand how the circle of fifths was helpful at all. The only thing I used it for was to realize whether I needed to start pronouncing notes with sharps or flats. Remembering the positioning of all the keys and what specific notes are with sharps and flats is overkill and it’s really simpler for me to just use my fretboard knowledge to tell which note is which.

Anyway, I almost got sub 8 minutes which is my goal for this week. Actually I might have beaten that time considering the fact I talked a lot in the middle of the video. Tomorrow I’ll spend more time on this routine and hopefully will beat that time 100%.

Major scales

8th notes at 150 bpm.

Pronouncing notes [Fretboard knowledge].

Minor scales

8th notes at 150 bpm.

Pronouncing notes [Fretboard knowledge].

Ear training

Slightly better than the last time 😀 Still can’t get to the next level…

Summary

Need to choose a song for the cover!

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