Week 22. Summary

Well, this week I’ve been only practicing pinch harmonic solo. It took me in total 4 hours and 32 minutes playing only it. Despite that I’m not tired of it or something. It sounds cool and it’s fun to play this solo. I’m not very good at pinch harmonics though…

I can play all the pinch harmonics that are there one at a time or even in row. But when picking normally it’s much harder to implement them correctly. So I’ll be working on it next week as well.

Also I set myself a new record in ear training – 132 of 140 intervals. I’m so close to the perfect result, but it will take a lot of time still to be able to guess the intervals right away without any hesitation. I’m patient about it and will slowly but surely get there.

Next week I want to implement other routines from the module to diversify my exercises.

The goals for this week were:

  • [Done] Module 26 routines

My goals for the next week:

  • Clean Pinch Harmonic Solo at 120 bpm
  • Chords using thumb
  • Santa Monica Intro at the original speed

Practice time

Day 148 – 80 min
Day 149 – 35 min
Day 150 – 85 min
Day 151 – 60 min
Day 152 – 49 min
Day 153 – 43 min
Day 154 – 19 min
Total – 6 h 11 min

Solo

Module 26 – Pinch Harmonic Solo – 120 bpm

Ear training

Intervals – 14 intervals – 132 of 140 – 94.29%

Day 150. Pinch Harmonic Solo

Today I finally learnt how to do pinch harmonics and implemented them into the solo. Unfortunately, my pick became kinda messed up because of the way I was doing them, so I had to start over and teach myself how to play them again from scratch. It’s not perfect, but I got the sound from time to time.

Practice time – 85 min

Solo

Module 26 – Pinch Harmonic Solo

120 bpm

Ear training

14 intervals

Week 21. Summary

Another week has passed, wow. This week I kinda went through three modules (23-25). Well, Module 25 is not really a module, so two, actually 🙂

I have an experience in playing and singing at the same time, so Module 23 was not an issue for me and I basically just recorded one of the songs to show what I can do.

Module 24 was fun, but honestly I half-assed id, ’cause I’m not a big fan of the acoustic stuff and really want to get to the more interesting parts of the course. So I tried all the techniques and managed to apply them semi-decently to the melody Brandon recorded.

Next week – the fun stuff 😀

The goals for this week were:

  • Hey Jude chords, singing and melody at the original speed
  • Two more songs from the list playing and singing

My goals for the next week:

  • Module 26 routines

Practice time

Day 141 – 55 min
Day 142 – 148 min
Day 143 – 85 min
Day 144 – 64 min
Day 145 – 15 min
Day 146 – 38 min
Day 147 – 40 min
Total – 7 h 25 min

Strumming

Module 24 – Chords
Module 24 – Arpeggios
Module 24 – Palm muting
Module 24 – Muted strumming
Module 24 – Adding notes
Module 24 – Different voicings
Module 24 – Root connection – 120 bpm

Songs

Lazlo Bane – Superman
DREAMERS – Sweet Disaster
Set It Off – Catch Me If You Can

Ear training

Intervals – 14 intervals – 130 of 140 – 92.86%