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Thread: Strictly Alternating Picking

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    I, too, just hit 130. I'm surprised at how slow that is for me as I could probably top 180 using economy picking... or maybe even faster. Well, that's my starting point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratosaurus
    I, too, just hit 130. I'm surprised at how slow that is for me as I could probably top 180 using economy picking... or maybe even faster. Well, that's my starting point.
    Well??? Are you guys going to post the 130 MP3's???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratosaurus
    Yeah. It's a great analogy. Jamey goes on with it, eventually coming to a point that you can never reach the top of the mountain. The part between 99% and 100% is infinite... and each step further is that much harder than the last.

    In my opinion what you just said, Matt, is dead on. I couldn't have said it better myself (even though I did jack Jamey's analogy.)
    Yeah, I like this mountain climbing analogy. I guess it puts me in the truck, still driving toward where the mountain is. By next month, I hope to be parking the truck, and getting ready to hike to base camp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tucker97325
    Well??? Are you guys going to post the 130 MP3's???
    To be honest, I don't know yet how to record myself with the computer, but as I do have a microphone and some recording software (which I have never used yet) I'll try to figure out how to record, I heard it's pretty easy.
    So, I am hoping to figure it out this weekend then I'll record and post my 130 BPM version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKRuss

    ....I'd love to hear Thorsten's take soon.
    You asked for it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsten
    You asked for it...
    Do you have a band?

    I had to listen to it over and over, maybe 7 times, straight after the first listen.

    Disciplined, structured playing. What did you to towards the end? Sounded very "different". Some kind of a diminished/augmented sequence?

    EDIT: It's a great inspiration listening to a track like this. Makes me think that it is possible to reach extreme levels.

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    LMAOOOOOOOO LMAO LAMO LMAO!!!

    After I'd finished laughing with pure glee at Thorstens take i then did this for 10 minutes:



    Then I started laughing again, then i was committed.

    After managing to convince the authorities I am sane, I have been practicing ever since:

    Whats the BPM there TK? 220+ 240+? Who knows...

    It's a few months/years away for me yet!

    but i shall enjoy trying to get there!

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    Don't worry Thorsten, not everyone can improve. If you get much faster it might just sound like one giant bend!
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    LOL! A-J.

    I just caught the fact you asked TK if he has a band... nice one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKRuss
    LOL! A-J.

    I just caught the fact you asked TK if he has a band... nice one.
    Heh. I delivered an understatement there, wouldn't you say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple-Joe
    Do you have a band?
    I heard Thorsten is only 7 years old, and plays in the school band.
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    Russ at 165BPM clean.

    OK, not to be intimidated by Thorstens take, I plod onwards.

    What a difference a day makes!!!

    A bit of hard practice night/day and i squeeze few more BPM out.

    Russ clean at 165BPM...tried 170 but ti wouldn't work

    Anyway 140>165 is ok by me in one day
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKRuss
    OK, not to be intimidated by Thorstens take, I plod onwards.

    What a difference a day makes!!!

    A bit of hard practice night/day and i squeeze few more BPM out.

    Russ clean at 165BPM...tried 170 but ti wouldn't work

    Anyway 140>165 is ok by me in one day
    Sounds very clean and structured. I have to try this one myself. Great ending - nice phrasing going on, and this time you hit that nice ending chord.

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    Still can't get that microphone working properly ....

    I'm using a microphone that was actually for a mini-disc player, and it seems to have too little sensitivity ... I already cranked up the recording level to the max, but still there is hardly any sound at all

    Anybody here know about that stuff?
    I thought maybe I just need to use a 'normal' microphone, maye the microphones designed for mini-disc players have a different sensitivity ....

    Anybody knowledgeable about this stuff???
    And help would be appreciated !!!!

    Thanks,

    Lars

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    Has anyone worked out what Thorsten's time was???

    Russ, 175!!! That's 100 over mine.

    Microphones? Microphones? We don' need no stinkin' microphones!!!
    If you have a line out from your amp, you can probably run that to the line in on your soundcard. You might need an adapter.
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