Day 90. Solo progress

Today I finally broke through the wall of 160 bpm in playing Kids solo and repeated everything else to increase the consistency.

1234 exercise

I’m completely relaxed now while playing these 🙂

4123 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 150 bpm

4132 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 150 bpm

4213 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 150 bpm

Scales

Not sure how many more days will it take for me to play the scales decently at this speed. So I have nothing else but more practice.

Major scales

16th notes @ 90 bpm

Minor scales

16th notes @ 90 bpm

Strumming

Module 18 pattern [Autumn Leaves]

70 bpm. The chord transitions are better. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be able to play it perfectly to proceed to the next routines.

Songs

MGMT – Kids [Solo]

8th notes @ 150-160 bpm. Today I finally beat that wall of 160 bpm. It took some time and relearning how to play a few things at slower speeds, but now here it is!

Ear training

Again I couldn’t get to the wanted level. Hopefully this is one time situation and tomorrow I’ll get there once again to reach my goal.

Summary

I’m glad about my solo progress today, but the tooth still hurts, and also I damaged my left hand index finger yesterday… So hopefully tomorrow I’ll be okay and play it better.

Routines

4123 – 5th fret – 150 bpm – 8th notes – 2 min
4132 – 5th fret – 150 bpm – 8th notes – 2 min
4213 – 5th fret – 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 – Autumn Leaves – 70 bpm

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