Originally Posted by fettouhi
I really hate that. You finally you got your stuff together and somebody comes along that simply does it better
. Makes you want to play more
I went home and praticed soooo hard that afternoon, in fact I have worn out a set of strings on my Charvel, and am now destroying a set on my Jem. I have a week off next week, and I am going to spend the entire time practicing, finishing a couple of guitar projects, and trying to get my son into a decent sleeping routine, and doing house work. Basically I'm srewed
The good thing about the trick bag is that it really works alot of core skills. The arpeggios are hard, and because you don't see how they are actually played the fingering is not as straight forward as you might imagine. Once I worked it out, it is relatively easy, but without it it is impossible to get any speed up at all.
I am left handed, but play right handed. My picking has always been my weakest point, this is why I love sweeping soooo much, and why I really need to learn this piece. I was practicising some Gilbert string skipping exercises from an '80s instructional video as a warm down the other day, and I am instantly cleaner and faster.