Day 53. The circle of fifths?

Today I practiced the same things as yesterday and tried to understand what is the use of the circle of fifths. Also I was searching for a new song worth making cover of.

1234 exercise

Gradually increasing the speed of 1234s.

2341 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 140 bpm.

2413 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 140 bpm.

2431 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 140 bpm.

34 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 90 bpm. I’m not sure if this is working. I’ll get to my goal speed this week, which is 8th notes at 100 bpm, but then maybe I’ll try something else to fix my issue with 34s.

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

8th notes @ 140 bpm. The precision was better today, tomorrow I’ll try increasing the speed to 150 bpm.

Scales

I don’t understand how to apply the circle of fifths to the note pronunciation exercise. Maybe I’m dumb, but the only application I found for myself is checking how many sharps or flats are in the specific key. Maybe I’ll understand something about it.

Major scales

8th notes @ 150 bpm.

Pronouncing notes [Fretboard knowledge].

Minor scales

8th notes @ 150 bpm.

Pronouncing notes [Fretboard knowledge].

Ear training

Managed to get to the next level today, but my ear refuses to hear the difference between Minor 2nd, Major 2nd and Minor 3rd yet… Hopefully I will train it better soon.

Summary

I started picking up the next song for the cover. The first idea was to play The Kids Aren’t Alright by The Offspring, but the solo is too tricky for my level of playing now, so I’ll get to this song later. The second idea was Dirty Little Secret by The All-American Rejects, and I even picked up the riff from the beginning of the song, but not sure if I’m gonna go with this one. We’ll see.

And yeah – no more paper and photos of sheets with exercise plans. From now on everything will be typed here below the summary.

Routines

2341 – 5th fret – 140 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min
2413 – 5th fret – 140 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min
2431 – 5th fret – 140 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min
34 – 5th fret – 90 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min
12-13-14-23-24-34 – 5th fret – 140 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min

Major scales – 1-12 frets – EADG strings – 150 bpm – 8th notes
Major scales – 1-12 frets – Pronouncing notes – 6:07
Minor scales – 1-12 frets – EA strings – 150 bpm – 8th notes
Minor scales – 1-12 frets – Pronouncing notes – 6:23

The Offspring – The Kids Aren’t Alright
The All-American Rejects – Dirty Little Secret

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