1234 on the 5th fret
I started my practice with this exercise for 8 minutes at 120 bpm. There is so much I had to think about to do everything right… So I decided to stop using alternate picking for now just to get rid of thinking about it when I try to put my fingers on the strings the right way.
I got more used to the new way I play the notes although it’s not convenient at all for now 🙂
After another 5-7 minutes at that pace I felt more confident and tried to increase the speed to 140 bpm. It’s kind of worked out.
Every day I will repeat this exercise as a warm-up. Just for a couple of times.
The very first attempt today ended up at 2:37, which is almost like my previous best time (2:26). Considering it’s the first try, it’s quite decent.
I did two more tries off-camera, increased my result a bit and recorded the final attempt with my new best time – 2:20.
I’m slowly but surely become better in using the correct technique. I want as hell to proceed deeper into the course but feel that these basics needed to be covered first to correct errors as close to the beginning as possible.