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Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by piyushsood2312, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. piyushsood2312

    piyushsood2312 New Member

    Please i really am excited to know about this!
    I think i have been practising lot of guitar from past 3 months. and i wanna know wats the good guitar speed for a beginner.

    i get speed around 5.40 notes per second when playing scales and around 6(lil less thn 6) when playimg pentatonic scales.. is it an excellent speed for a beginner after 3 months of practice?? ?or just average?? or poor?? or very poor?(all the notes clear)

    i hope some experienced guys answer..
    and does speed come with practice normal scale stuffs or does one need to concentrate on speed building exercises?
     
  2. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    Speed doesn't come in everything after practicing one type of thing.
    You need to practice many things to achieve speed in them. You practice normal scales, you will achieve speed in them.
    Also understand that only speed isn't important. You need strength, stamina and clarity of notes.
     
  3. piyushsood2312

    piyushsood2312 New Member

    i can play "sweet child o'mine" really well on acoustic, some other guns and roses, some parts of joe satriani's(ofcourse cant play the whole songs at once).. and some of the rock heavy finger exercises too..
     
  4. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    Well that is very good. Try playing the first solo from the song Master of Puppets, its a good solo and will sound good on a acoustic.
    Try Joe Satriani's Stary Night. Nice song. Never learnt myself.

    Also find some backing tracks on the internet related to the scales you are good in.
    Improvise over them. Build your own style of playing. Don't play the scales in a sequence.
    Try playing out of the boxes most usually play in. Try learning the natural minor scale.
     
  5. piyushsood2312

    piyushsood2312 New Member

    oh yeah i wanna ask something. i tried searching for the backing tracks but cudnt find. PLz heelp me out. do we need some software for backing tracks which makes them run ever and forever?? and how will i come to know that which backing track will fit with my scale ?

    yeah i wud try the songs u said. but plz help me regarding this backing tracks things.

    2 days back i broke my high-E string while trying "crying" :)
     
  6. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    Search for the scale you know and its backing track on the internet.
    Which scale do you play in by the way.
     
  7. piyushsood2312

    piyushsood2312 New Member

    can u plz help me with me with this.. how do we use backing tracks??

    which scale do i play in by the way?? can u explain the question.

    see i just play scales like G major, F harmonic minor, A major pentatonic etc etc.. so when u ask that which scale do i play in.. what do u actually mean??

    and the songs i play, for the time being i just use tabs from net and play the song...thats it.. though i can tab out some hindi songs but for me tabbing out works on "HIT and trial" basis most of the times
     
  8. piyushsood2312

    piyushsood2312 New Member

    can u plz help me with me with this.. how do we use backing tracks??

    which scale do i play in by the way?? can u explain the question.

    see i just play scales like G major, F harmonic minor, A major pentatonic etc etc.. so when u ask that which scale do i play in.. what do u actually mean??

    and the songs i play, for the time being i just use tabs from net and play the song...thats it.. though i can tab out some hindi songs but for me tabbing out works on "HIT and trial" basis most of the times

    till now i have been just been practising scales and finger exercise so that my finger start working .. nothing like music sorts. so plz take me a step further


    shit man.. i was trying "crying once" again and broke G string too. :( does this mean i m not doing the "bending correctly"?

    i have ordered for the new strings online. it will take around a week to come. :( i will have to leave guitar for a week i guess :(
     
  9. wylder

    wylder New Member

    I guess guitarplayer729 was talking about jam tracks.
    You can Google for it and find it in a many different styles of music... A lot of fun to jam with them if you know how to improvise solos.

    I found a handful of Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons and Steve Vai backing tracks on Ares (a P2P file sharing software). Let me know if you need them. Can send it via mail.

    For basic speed building, you need to get comfortable with your technique first. To do that, learn a few good solos and get used to making them sound good. That will tighten up your picking, timing and finger strength.
    For more advanced speed building, you can practice small scale fragments to a metronome and gradually speed up. That is a long and painful process so get the basic part right first...

    About breaking strings while bending - it might not be due to incorrect bending. It could be due to old/rusty strings, too much tension on the string (if you have tuned it too high or use the wrong string gauge) or bad bridge saddles on the guitar.
    When buying strings, get a set of good, reliable strings. I use D'Addario .009 gauge strings. They last a fair amount of time and are not overly expensive.

    Hope at least some of the info here was helpful...
     
  10. piyushsood2312

    piyushsood2312 New Member

    Thanx for the reply. I just sent a private message to YOu. I hope you'd reply there.

    And i have ordered these strings http://bajaao.com/shop/1-strings/9745-daddario-ez890-bronze-superlight-acoustic-guitar-strings.html

    someone told me these are good for beginners.
    I need help on backing tracks. PLz if u can Private Msg me.?
     
  11. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Playing fast is easy but playing slow and still sounding good is difficult so speed shouldn't bother you much as long as you sound good..
     
  12. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    Where were you till now?
    +1 to what you said.
    What I do is that I play melodically and some 3 notes per string speed sequences in between.
     
  13. alpha1

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