Day 82. Finally some decent practice

Today I increased the speed of 1234s to the final 150 bpm, my goal speed for this week. Also I once again tried to play scales as 16th notes at 90 bpm, which didn’t go as well. And I returned to All of Me and played it at 120 bpm today.

1234 exercise

I’m really relaxed during these, which is great. But sometimes this approach leads to some dead notes, which I’ll be working on.

3124 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes @ 150 bpm

3142 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes @ 150 bpm

3214 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes @ 150 bpm

3241 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes @ 150 bpm

3412 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes @ 150 bpm

3421 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes @ 150 bpm

Scales

Woah… Too fast 🙂 I’ll try for a few more days and hopefully get used to playing at that speed, but now it’s really rough.

Major scales

16th notes @ 90 bpm

Minor scales

16th notes @ 90 bpm

Strumming

Module 15 pattern

I think I’m not gonna play these after this week ends. Maybe later or someday when I’ll confront a musical situation in which I’ll need some of those.

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]

The chord progression is pretty much memorized by now, so I just need a bit more practice to maintain cleaner transitions and play all the chords correctly.

Open chords

100 bpm

120 bpm

Barre chords

100 bpm

120 bpm

Ear training

I became worse again… This level is so hard to pass for me. Major 2nd, Minor 3rd and Major 3rd are really close to each other and it’s hard for me to differentiate them… Today I practiced twice and never passed this level 🙁

Summary

It’s great to return to the solid practice after two days of only dexterity exercises. Today I’ll decide what to learn and play with my friend so it’s gonna be fun.

Routines

3124 – 1-12 frets – 150 bpm – 8th notes – 2 min
3142 – 1-12 frets – 150 bpm – 8th notes – 2 min
3214 – 1-12 frets – 150 bpm – 8th notes – 2 min
3241 – 1-12 frets – 150 bpm – 8th notes – 2 min
3412 – 1-12 frets – 150 bpm – 8th notes – 2 min
3421 – 1-12 frets – 150 bpm – 8th notes – 2 min

Major scales – 1-12 frets – EADG strings – 90 bpm – 16th notes
Minor scales – 1-12 frets – EA strings – 90 bpm – 16th 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 – 100 bpm
Strumming – All of Me – Open chords – 120 bpm
Strumming – All of Me – Barre chords – 100 bpm
Strumming – All of Me – Barre chords – 120 bpm

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