Day 78. All of Me

I’m off to a great start of the week! What a day it was. I started practicing all six 1234 combinations across the neck, continued working on consistency and relaxation of scales, played strumming patterns in order to develop endurance with barre chords and substitutes and started All of Me routine. Wow. Just wow 🙂

1234 exercise

My initial thought was to practice three combination at a time but then I decided to do all six of them at once. I’m getting closer to my 1234s ultimate goal, so I really want it to happen. Also I’m far more relaxed now so I can play for a longer period of time without getting tired, which is helpful.

3124 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes @ 120 bpm

3142 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes @ 120 bpm

3214 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes @ 120 bpm

3241 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes @ 120 bpm

3412 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes @ 120 bpm

3421 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes @ 120 bpm

Scales

I’m far more relaxed now, and maybe I’ll increase the speed even more tomorrow. These shapes are really almost my second nature at this point 🙂

Major scales

8th notes @ 170 bpm

Minor scales

8th notes @ 170 bpm

Strumming

Module 15 pattern

I’ll continue this practice until I could play it without any tension for a longer period of time. I’m already quite good at barre chords but substitutes are just killing me still… Also my C major chord with the pinky already sounds much better, but I still need to work on the pressure amount I apply while playing it.

1 5 6 4 chords

150 bpm

1 5 6 4 substitutes

150 bpm

6 4 1 5 chords

150 bpm

6 4 1 5 substitutes

150 bpm

Module 17 pattern [All of Me]

These 7 chords are not particularly hard, the trickiest part is just to memorize the whole progression, which I’ll do at one point. So I started at 80 bpm and then increased the speed to 100 bpm. As soon as I memorize the whole thing I’ll increase the speed to 120 bpm or even more.

Open chords

80 bpm

100 bpm

Barre chords

80 bpm

100 bpm

Summary

The start of the week is awesome. And I really see the progress with the tension reducing now. Hopefully, I’ll get the same amount of time every day of the week. Then my progress will be really significant.

Routines

3124 – 1-12 frets – 120 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min
3142 – 1-12 frets – 120 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min
3214 – 1-12 frets – 120 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min
3241 – 1-12 frets – 120 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min
3412 – 1-12 frets – 120 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min
3421 – 1-12 frets – 120 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min

Major scales – 1-12 frets – EADG strings – 170 bpm – 8th notes
Minor scales – 1-12 frets – EA strings – 170 bpm – 8th notes

Strumming – Module 15 – 1 5 6 4 chords – 150 bpm – 3 min
Strumming – Module 15 – 1 5 6 4 substitutes – 150 bpm – 3 min
Strumming – Module 15 – 6 4 1 5 chords – 150 bpm – 3 min
Strumming – Module 15 – 6 4 1 5 substitutes – 150 bpm – 3 min

Strumming – All of Me – Open chords – 80 bpm
Strumming – All of Me – Open chords – 100 bpm
Strumming – All of Me – Barre chords – 80 bpm
Strumming – All of Me – Barre chords – 100 bpm

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