essence of control is the ability to maintain your timing and rhythm
while improvising. Control is a broad term, which can encompass
many different aspects of playing. It is also the underlying framework
that holds all technique together. Right and left hand synergy is
an essential component in developing good control. It must be an
integral part of your alternate picking and sweep technique. If
not your solo may not come off as respectable as it should.
guitar players can fall victim to uncontrolled playing by focusing
too much on speed. Both concepts constantly battle one another as
we continue to strive to become better musicians. When speed wins
out, a sloppy, frantic and arrhythmic solo is generally produced.
control takes a lot of time, discipline and plenty of batteries
for the metronome. It is achieved with slow and steady speed increases
in exercises that challenge the right and left hand relationship.
It's important that every note is heard loud and clear before bumping
up your speed.
the pick glide over the strings during an arpeggio while maintaining
consistency in speed is very important. It's very easy to push or
pull blindly through an arpeggio, it takes a lot of practice to
do it in time.
first exercise is an alternate picked arpeggio pattern. I tabbed
it out in Emin, Emaj, and Edim7. Start out slow. It may take a bit
of time to get used to the alternate picking on adjacent strings.
This exercise really focuses on accuracy and was very challenging