Week 14. Summary

This week I started to learn and apply CAGED system. It’s really cool how many voicings of the same chords exist. I’ve been playing C A G E D chords in every position with every shape and doing it for Major, Minor, Major 7th, 7th, Minor 7th chords. In the PDFs and the lesson itself there were no 7th chords shapes for CAGED system. Is there any reason for that? Anyway I figured them out myself and have been playing them as part of this routine as well.

Above that the common routines continued. 1234s are preserved as always and I’m getting closer to my ultimate goal: next week I’ll play the 4*** combinations as 8th notes at 150 bpm across the fretboard and it will conclude my long journey of playing each of 24 combinations that way. I have some ideas how to improve this exercise even more after that, but I’ll tell about it the next week.

I’ve been practicing scales as well, but I’m not better at playing them at all, so next week I’ll decrease the speed and try to increase it bpm by bpm. This leap of 10 bpm at once (or 5 bpm if we’re talking about 16th notes) seems to be crucial and too hard, so I need a step back. No scales videos in the summary this time πŸ™‚

Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year!

The goals for this week were:

  • [Done] 4231, 4312, 4321 as 8th notes at 150 bpm on the 5th fret
  • Practice ear training at tonedear.com daily
  • Kids by MGMT solo at 170 bpm consistently
  • [Done] Implement Modules 19-20 routines

My goals for the next week:

  • 4123, 4132, 4213, 4231, 4312, 4321 as 8th notes at 150 bpm across the neck
  • Practice ear training at tonedear.com daily
  • Kids by MGMT solo at 160 bpm consistently
  • CAGED shapes for each kind of chords in less than 1:20

1234 exercise

4231 on the 5th fret – 8th notes @ 120 bpm β†’ 8th notes @ 150 bpm
4312 on the 5th fret – 8th notes @ 120 bpm β†’ 8th notes @ 150 bpm
4321 on the 5th fret – 8th notes @ 120 bpm β†’ 8th notes @ 150 bpm

Scales

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

CAGED system

CAGED – Major chords – 1:34
CAGED – Minor chords – 1:39
CAGED – Major 7th chords – 2:05
CAGED – 7th chords – 1:41
CAGED – Minor 7th chords – 1:35

Ear training

Intervals – 175 of 200 – 87.50% β†’ 268 of 300 – 89.33%
Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Tritone, Perfect 5th, Minor 6th, Octave

Songs

MGMT – KidsΒ [Solo] – 8th notes @ 160 bpm β†’ 8th notes @ 150 bpm (more consistent)

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