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Neck Speed

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by waxlabltabler, Sep 8, 2002.

  1. waxlabltabler


    Aug 24, 2002
    How can I improve it? Are there any exercises in existence for it? Also, does anyone have that 4 finger exercise (the one with random patterns of 1, 2, 3, and 4) that builds finger independence?
  2. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Play scales at 60 BMP, and then slowly but surely get faster and faster as you up the tempo on the Metronome. Other than this, i dont really know what else you could do. I also want to find out this, so im subscribing :)
  3. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    play that four finger exercise, scale on 2 ocatves (all of them) very slow at first, like kirby said, start at 60, and go slowly from there. Be sure to listen to your self, record yourself if you can. With a tape cassette or with your computer. When it sound good and only then!!! you can go to 65.
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Check your finger movements.
    Put your thumb on the back of the neck, and minimize all excess movements of your fretting fingers.

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