my technical practice: 2-8-11
  • i will start off with a narrative of what i know before i start
  • new scale hopefully learn 1 if not all 7 fingerings of it. i will polish up the major scale first then move to lydian minors aeolian dorian phrygian mixolydian
  • next i will work on the cage system and learning the finger board
  • then chords and chord progressions
  • finally i will work on sweep picking and connecting these arpeggios


2-10-11

today i began to work on the lydian scale and learning the fingerings for that. it is going pretty well i feel like i will learn it pretty fast then im gonna back track and learn the 2 scales well 3 if you count lydian in different keys


2-22-11

i didnt have much time to do things today after tydying up the wikispace so i just worked on my scales that i already knew trying to get more efficient with them and practiced sweep picking then it was journal time


2-23-11

i worked with the lydian scale but having trouble memorizing the order of the shapes for whatever reason

2-24-11

i have the lydian scale in d memorized a lot better than yesterday but still iffy so will continue working on that but things seem to be moving long pretty well sweep picking is improving

2-28-11

today i chose to really focus on sweep picking to let the scale i just learned sync in better and not get mixed up so i worked on newer shapes i have not really focused on before an read a little bit about connecting arpeggios and looked at a song i knew (beast and the harlot by a7x) the chorus part has arpeggios and i looked at the shapes he used and figured out if they wee major or minor .

3-1-11

alright so today i wet to work on the aeolian scale in the key of d and will be looking at putting a sweep arpeggio to all the chords in the key of d i relate everything to the key of d to start off with just because of a7x they write in the key of d on every one of their songs and through learning a lt of their songs and making this discovery i found that when i write and improvise its always or more than likely in the key of d without me even thinking about it but i will be learning other keys as well


3-2-11

icontinued to work on the aeolian scale today it went pretty well then i did some usual sweep picking things and things are going well

3-3-11

today i worked on the aeolian scale once again cuz today was an off day and i was having issues with it

3-8-11

alright some scales were relly iffy today and i found a mistake i was making with the aeolian scale so i fixed that but other than that things are well


3-9-11

i continued to work on the 3 scales i learned earlier just to be sure i know what im doing with them and dont get them confused and i also worked some more with sweep picking


3-10-11

today i worked on the scales things wee going well and i started work on the dorian scale and of course practiced sweep picking


3-15-11

today i continued work with the dorian scale and thing are going pretty well

3-16-11

today i worked with the dorian scale again and things are coming along nicely


3-17-11

worked on the dorian sale and i think im ready to add it to my warm up


3-21-11

alright today was weird with my scales the aeolian and dorian i messed up a lot today for whatever reason but then got them right so i think they should be ok now the other scales i'm getting to memory pretty well and hopefully will only continue to improve i worked on sweep picking today as well

3-23-11

my technical practice today consisted of sweep picking and putting a arpeggio to each chord in the key of d i found an exercise that helped me for that.

3-24-11

i continued my sweep picking work today


3-28-11

i have been researching sales and knowing which scale to use with what chord and things like that im confused at the moment but im hoping i can figure it out well i think i have it figured out for the most part but we will see

3-29-11

i did a lot of experimenting today taking some songs i know and ooking at the chords trying to figure out what key its in and putting a chord to every note in the d major scale. basically im trying to make things connect and see relationships between things. i get confused once in a while but try to figure things out. one thing i want to start doing is taking the d major and minor scale that i learned and figure out where the root note is ect in each pattern so i can hopefully know the fret board better

3-30-11

i didnt do much technical work today do to the shortened block


4-4-11

today i didn't learn anything totally new but i took the f major scale and began to see ho to mov it and make say a g scale or any scale and i will continue to work with that for a little bit then begin to analyze notes in the scale and look at songs and analyze the relationships between the chords and solo notes ect.


4-6-11

alright so today i took the key of d and applied barre chords to it i took each note and made a chord using barre chords on the e string first then i did it on the a string. after that i went and looked at some progressions and using the key of d i played around with them. im a little slw at finding the right chord but the more i do it the better i will get. playing sublime songs on guitar has helped me with that a lot. after that i did a little more work with my scales and moving them to different keys and i think im going to learn the harmonic minor scale next because it has an awesome sound to it.


4-18-11

today i did more with the chords trying to switch between them without really having to think what im doing. i also took the d minor scale and in a creative way to try to memorize what frets i can play to stay in the key i took 2 possitions and just messed around with only th notes in the scale. then i analyzed some sweep patterns used in the song the beast and the harlot by a7x


4-19-11

today was spent mostly with sweep picking i took the key of d and put an arpeggio to each chord in the key. im going to work on switching between them more fluently and building up speed. i still plan to learn the harmonic minor scale and need to work more with chords and hord progressions


4-20-11

today i continued to work with sweep picking and my chords/ progressions and thins re going pretty well


4-21-11

i didnt really focus on anything new today i continued to work with the chords sweep picking and that stuff and will record tomorrow me learning the d harmonic minor scale


4-22-11

today i recorded my technical work but i only recorded 8 minutes of it so hopefully it will fit onto the wiki my technical work usually takes most of the block but things were alright i began learning the harmonic minor scale




4-25-11

today was alright i did some sweep picking work and i also learned some more of the d harmonic minor scale

4-26-11

today was spent on the d harmonic minor scale its a weird scale fingering wise so it is taking me longer to learn than the other scales but isnt going to bad


5-2-11

i tried to learn more of the harmnic minor scale it went alright its kind of a slow process

5-11-11

i sorta wrote a song or parts of a song today!! im pretty happy i want to keep working on it and write some lyrics for it and eventually record it for part of my final project

5-12-11

so i uploaded the recording of that song today under Final presentation and i want to write lyric for it and record those at some point. all my technical work ha been basically writing music or learning repertoire in the past few weeks.

5-16-11

im going to write lyrics for the song that i uploaded here and hopefully record them sometime soon when they get written. im also going to work on writing more acoustic and metal songs but when it comes to metal i need to keep things some what simple at first i feel like i think to complex at first but i need to get a basis and then can work on more complex things after.