|Topic||Start Time||End Time||Notes|
|scales||16:21||17:44||3-1 and triads|
|repertoire||23:36||00:00||under the bridge|
Same as usual. The three-note-per-string patterns need some work, especially when going down in pitch. I’ll need to put some special attention to this next time.
Last night I decided I needed to look for ways to practice crossing between strings 2 and 3, and it looks like practicing triad arpeggios are going to be the way to go. There are some awkward shapes specifically, like this shape:
Playing things like this feels like a sort of “tongue-twister”. I’ll have to find some more to add to my practice routine.
I practiced “Under the Bridge”’s intro and outro, paying close attention to making sure the single-note runs transition smoothly into each chord. This is pretty challenging to get done right—I should have paid more attention to John Frusciante’s playing when I was younger. He really knew (and knows) what he was doing.
- three-note-per-string economy picking
- triad scale patterns, with focus around strings 2 and 3
- new song? “Rock and Roll” by the Velvet Underground