Day 74. Chords and substitutes

Today I finally got my time to practice decently and spent a few hours playing. I’ve been working on my endurance with barre chords and substitutes and finding all chords shapes across the neck. Also I increased the speed of 1234s.

1234 exercise

Today I’ve got to the goal speed and these combinations are not very hard to play at it.

3241 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 150 bpm

3412 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 150 bpm

3421 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 150 bpm

Scales

Major scales

8th notes @ 160 bpm

Minor scales

8th notes @ 160 bpm

Strumming

Module 15 pattern

1 5 6 4 chords

120 bpm

1 5 6 4 substitutes

120 bpm

6 4 1 5 chords

120 bpm

6 4 1 5 substitutes

120 bpm

Songs

Today I remembered the song Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) by Green Day and tried to relearn and play it. It went pretty well, and I recorded the first part of it.

Summary

Today I started implementing Module 16 in my practice. And the first thing I wanted to do was figuring out all the major chords shapes across the neck. It seems that there are not so much of them, and they are simply the open chords shapes. I’ll ask about it in my weekly report to clarify this but I’m pretty sure about it.

Routines

3241 – 5th fret – 150 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min
3412 – 5th fret – 150 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min
3421 – 5th fret – 150 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min

Major scales – 1-12 frets – EADG strings – 160 bpm – 8th notes
Minor scales – 1-12 frets – EA strings – 160 bpm – 8th notes

Strumming – Module 15 – 1 5 6 4 chords – 120 bpm – 3 min
Strumming – Module 15 – 1 5 6 4 substitutes – 120 bpm – 3 min
Strumming – Module 15 – 6 4 1 5 chords – 120 bpm – 3 min
Strumming – Module 15 – 6 4 1 5 substitutes – 120 bpm – 3 min

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