Day 87. Playing solo a bit faster

Today I increased the speed of 1234s as always, played scales much better than yesterday, learned intro to one of the Metallica songs by ear and nailed the Kids solo at 140 bpm.

1234 exercise

4123 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 140 bpm

4132 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 140 bpm

4213 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 140 bpm

Scales

Major scales

16th notes @ 90 bpm

Minor scales

16th notes @ 90 bpm

Strumming

Module 17 pattern [All of Me]

Open chords

120 bpm

Barre chords

120 bpm

Module 18 pattern [Autumn Leaves]

70 bpm

Songs

MGMT – Kids [Solo]

8th notes @ 140 bpm. I just played it a few times at 135 bpm off-camera and then decided that I could play it at 140 bpm as well. After 10 minutes of straight attempts I finally did it. Still a long way ahead though, but I’m sure I’ll get to it eventually.

Metallica – Unforgiven II [Intro]

70 bpm. It’s just a fun riff to play, so I just learned it by ear in a few minutes. The catch is that you need to play everything very precise in order to get a good sound. My performance is not perfect, by I spent a few minutes practicing and maybe later I’ll cover the whole song. Who knows.

Ear training

8 intervals again. I’m starting to think that it’s not a coincidence 😀 The main issue is with Major 2nd and Minor 3rd. I need some way to differ them better.

Summary

Very eventful day and still I leave some time to practice. It’s good that it’s mandatory for me now to play. I mean, I’ve been practicing daily for almost three months now, it’s crazy. And I’m not willing to stop doing it. Let’s go!

Routines

4123 – 5th fret – 140 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min
4132 – 5th fret – 140 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min
4213 – 5th fret – 140 bpm – 8th notes – 3 min

Major scales – 1-12 frets – EADG strings – 90 bpm – 16th notes
Minor scales – 1-12 frets – EA strings – 90 bpm – 16th notes

Strumming – All of Me – Open chords – 120 bpm
Strumming – All of Me – Barre chords – 120 bpm

Strumming – Autumn Leaves – 70 bpm

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