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Fingerstyle funk speed and stamina

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by markjsmithbass, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. markjsmithbass

    markjsmithbass Supporting Member

    Hi guys. Just released a quick exercise for getting your fingerpicking into shape for fast double notes in sixteenth note funk grooves al Rocco, Jaco etc.
    It's a basic groove with variations that you can play to a metronome. Starting speed is 90bpm and the target is 120bpm for prolonged periods.
    I know it's not the most creative of exercises but if you've ever had problems with keeping this grooves going for a long stretch of time on stage you'll know what I'm talking about.


    Hope it helps someone
  2. lpbfender


    Jan 7, 2012
    Stamford CT
    Really great lesson.. But slow down the voice part bait.
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  4. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    The key is to just relax. The more you do that, the longer you can play the faster 16th notes a la Rocco.
  5. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    The speaking speed was fine for me but I couldn't seem to download the pdf.
  6. markjsmithbass

    markjsmithbass Supporting Member

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