Week 4. Summary

This week I finished the beginner part of the course (watched through modules 8-11) and I’m really eager to proceed further.

At the same time when I faced the When I Come Around routine I really started to want this song to be fully covered and recorded by myself. I learned the bass part already so it’s only a matter of time for me to master it completely, record and make a video out of it.

So in order to be able to spend more time on it I wanted to finish as much routines as I could this week, because my routine schedule became really large and after the practice I didn’t have much time left to do anything else.

The next week goals are:

  • Play 1423 and 1432 combinations at 300 bpm
  • Increase the consistency of 1234, 1243, 1324, 1342 combinations
  • Play and record Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar and Bass parts of When I Come Around

I didn’t practice fretboard knowledge this week. Need to get it back into my routines schedule.

Here is the video with more details:

1234 exercise

1234 on the 5th fret – 320 bpm → 340 bpm (as a warmup)
1234 on the 1-12 frets – 320 bpm (increasing consistency)
1243 on the 5th fret – 300 bpm (increasing consistency)
1324 on the 5th fret – 240 bpm → 300 bpm
1342 on the 5th fret – 240 bpm → 300 bpm

Chord transitions

C/D – 110 bpm → 120 bpm
A/E – 150 bpm (increasing consistency)
A/Dm – 140 bpm → 150 bpm
G/D – 140 bpm → 150 bpm
B7/E – 70 bpm → 120 bpm
B7/C – 70 bpm → 120 bpm
Am G/B C G/B – 60 bpm → 120 bpm
Em D/F# G D/F# – 60 bpm → 120 bpm

Strumming

Module 6 pattern – 120 bpm → 160 bpm
Module 7 pattern – 60 bpm → 120 bpm
Module 9 pattern – 120 bpm (line by line → all at once)

Songs

Green Day – When I Come Around
Green Day – Welcome to Paradise
The Beatles – Let It Be

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