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  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by FwLineberry View Post
    Here are patterns 33-36. All are at 138 bpm.

    I finally settled on doing the first three in strict position starting off the low E string and the last one starting off the low E, A and D strings with the middle finger for each set of four chords, respectively.
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    Nice. Your endings always have me saying to myself that I need to do something more interesting, but then I do the lazy thing. Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.guitarteacher View Post
    Great.

    I think whichever way you like. Posting older material only promotes group health IMO, and it encourages others to do the same. I've seen groups in the past where people felt the need to back out if not on pace. So far, we seem to have a very healthy display of people at different levels and different places in the book as well.

    Thanks for joining in.
    After giving it some thought, I will start from the beginning. I guess it makes more sense, since the patterns increase in difficulty as you progress with the book.

  4. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by matt.guitarteacher View Post
    Has anyone looked ahead enough to have an opinion on groupings for 5 weeks worth of patterns for June?
    Tentative June schedule proposal:

    June 2: pattern 37
    June 9: 38-40
    June 16: 41- 43
    June 23: 44-45
    June 30: 46-47

    The last four weeks seem largely arbitrary I know. They're more like two-week groupings than logical one-week groupings, but it's a peculiar spot in the book.

    Any thoughts?

    Honestly, I'm really pleased with the freedom that everyone seems to feel in posting things whenever they're ready. I've always thought it kind of a double edged sword : if a study group has no dates or deadlines it just seems to get soft, but at the same time, very often things seem to fall off when people feel like they're getting behind or something. I'm really happy to see people posting things at different points in the book and even some new folks joining in.

    Along those lines, I'd be interested in others input regarding WHERE to post etc. Is it best to just "let June be June" and post whatever you're doing currently, rather than posting in another thread which lines up better with PATTERN number etc? I'd almost think it's healthier to conversation etc to just do it by current month rather than going back to old pattern number etc?

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.guitarteacher View Post
    Nice. Your endings always have me saying to myself that I need to do something more interesting, but then I do the lazy thing. Good stuff.


    I appreciate you saying that. I was concerned that I might be coming off as pretentious. It's really just part of my learning process, though.

    I have a tendency toward understanding things intellectually and never really learning them on the fingerboard. If I were to go through this book on my own, I would probably hack on each exercise a couple of times and say to myself, "Yeah, I know that one." By turning each exercise into a little etude and making myself learn it so I can record it with no mistakes for the group, I'm forcing myself to actually go through the material and get it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.guitarteacher View Post
    Tentative June schedule proposal:

    June 2: pattern 37
    June 9: 38-40
    June 16: 41- 43
    June 23: 44-45
    June 30: 46-47

    The last four weeks seem largely arbitrary I know. They're more like two-week groupings than logical one-week groupings, but it's a peculiar spot in the book.

    Any thoughts?

    I haven't had a chance to look ahead yet, but I imagine that would be a good outline.



    Honestly, I'm really pleased with the freedom that everyone seems to feel in posting things whenever they're ready. I've always thought it kind of a double edged sword : if a study group has no dates or deadlines it just seems to get soft, but at the same time, very often things seem to fall off when people feel like they're getting behind or something. I'm really happy to see people posting things at different points in the book and even some new folks joining in.

    Along those lines, I'd be interested in others input regarding WHERE to post etc. Is it best to just "let June be June" and post whatever you're doing currently, rather than posting in another thread which lines up better with PATTERN number etc? I'd almost think it's healthier to conversation etc to just do it by current month rather than going back to old pattern number etc?

    Thoughts?

    Having gone through several of the old study group threads, It's nice to have everything gathered into the relevant locations, even when posted years apart. It's also encouraging to see people come back in and post on the old threads. Many of these groups seem to go so far and then wither on the vine.

    I see where you're coming from, though. Since this material doesn't really go by chapters, It would do just as well as an ongoing discussion. One danger that might present, though, is a breakdown in structure. Going through the old threads and graduating to each newer thread would provide a sense of focus like we've had in doing the material originally.

    Ultimately, people are going to post when/where they choose. I don't know how much you can steer it.

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    I agree with FWLineberrys above post on the way forward/gathering of information in set locations/threads. I think it’s perfectly fine that we are at different places in the book, since everything is organised very nice.

    As for this weeks patterns I’m way behind on the necessary work, and this is probably the place in the book where I’d given up on my own out of boredom. I have about thirty guitar students a week, and I love every second of it (everything from Twinkle, Twinkle little Star to jazz standards), but it’s getting harder and harder to spend time “doing the workout” in my free time.

    BUT watching through the different videos and posts here (lots of great work!) makes me want to get back on the horse again*!





    edit: *not sure if that’s and English expression

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhui View Post
    After giving it some thought, I will start from the beginning. I guess it makes more sense, since the patterns increase in difficulty as you progress with the book.
    Welcome a board! Looking forward to hear, whether it’s the old threads or the new ones.

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    Finishing may with some messing around with pattern 36.


  10. #59

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikWasser View Post
    Finishing may with some messing around with pattern 36.

    Great! Just goes to show that it doesn't take much to go from an exercise to something that starts sounding like music.


    Once we get past this next round of scale sequences, it looks like we start getting into some interesting pentatonic ideas. I hope you'll sick it out. I enjoy your contributions.

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    Trying to hit all the shapes on these ones.

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    Frank (aka fep)