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    • #37940
      Timius
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      I want to create a practice routine using all three Speed kills lessons.

      Does anyone have an example of how they have progressed through the 3 different speed kills? Obviously you can go by exercise in order but I would really prefer to have the variety from using all three.

      Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

    • #37941
      superblonde
      Keymaster

      Well, when I reviewed the directions in the SK1 video, I thought MAB outlines pretty well how to schedule the SK1 exercises: “every day”.
      So, are you meaning the exercises like the arpeggios? Otherwise, in SK3 for example, MAB explains the exercises build on each other, so you would do them in order. But the few bonus exercises on the ends of the videos, would be placed in your schedule where you personally need them.

      Overall I’d say, watch all 3 videos a few times without a guitar and without playing anything. Take careful listen to MAB’s advice throughout all the videos, first, to “survey all the material” so to speak, to apply to your own playing.

      I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
      And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

    • #37942
      Timius
      Participant

      Well, when I reviewed the directions in the SK1 video, I thought MAB outlines pretty well how to schedule the SK1 exercises: “every day”.
      So, are you meaning the exercises like the arpeggios? Otherwise, in SK3 for example, MAB explains the exercises build on each other, so you would do them in order. But the few bonus exercises on the ends of the videos, would be placed in your schedule where you personally need them.

      Overall I’d say, watch all 3 videos a few times without a guitar and without playing anything. Take careful listen to MAB’s advice throughout all the videos, first, to “survey all the material” so to speak, to apply to your own playing.

      I view most of SK1 as everyday warmup type drills. I guess my question is how and when to implement the different techniques taught. For example, taking Warm up exercises from SK1, then move to ______ from SK2 and ___________ from SK3.

      I ask as I could eat up all my available time to play in a day just on SK1. I do like the idea of watching all three first. I have looked through the tabs of all three, just not the videos.

      Superblonde – thanks for the quick reply!

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    • #37946
      superblonde
      Keymaster

      I think the answers are, “then move to __1__ … and __1__ …”
      i.e. start at the beginning of each program and go in sequence because I believe MAB gave the order a lot of thought.
      I guess the question is, do SK2 then SK3, or do SK3 then SK2. I’m not sure of the answer to that, but I believe SK3 is very good for the right hand (picking hand) technique, which it seems like from Doug’s previous Speed & Accuracy contests, a lot of students were limited by the right hand speed (not so much the left hand). Personally I went thru SK3 but not the full SK2, yet.
      As for how much time to spend on SK1 per day, I changed it up depending on how much time I had. i.e. on a day where there’s extra time, it’s easy to draw out the exercises. Or, MAB explains how to squeeze everything into a shorter amount of time. Personally I found the ideal minimum to be 10 minutes, then I felt ready to change to something else (but shorter than that, felt like short changing my technique later), and much more often I spent 25-35 mins on the SK1 (daily). That was the phase where I was doing more ‘scheduled’ or strict daily practice which included SK, which lasted for hmm not sure, I’ll say many many months. It sure helped my finger dexterity a lot.

      I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
      And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

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