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I'm a member on Bob Reynolds' lesson site, and he talks about practicing at 60bpm. I think you should try that. I'm no supreme technical master by a long shot but I've been practicing like this for a few months now and I believe that it has greatly improved my technique and time feel.
 

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I'm a member on Bob Reynolds' lesson site, and he talks about practicing at 60bpm. I think you should try that. I'm no supreme technical master by a long shot but I've been practicing like this for a few months now and I believe that it has greatly improved my technique and time feel.
Thanks! I'll give that a try!

Also - was it you who gave the advice about my tone issues? I'd like to thank you now as I believe it has really begun to straighten me out tone wise.
 

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Possibly? I'm not sure. You'd have to post a link. Besides, it sure didn't come from me - I undoubtedly got the advice I passed on to you from someone who is way better and more experienced than I am.

As for practicing slow - keep it all slurred. Bob says that the time has to be in your fingers, not with your tongue. Try to match the notes with the metronome click so that they overlap. That way, you know that your playing is in time - perfectly.
 

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Hi all,

Just wondering as to what exercises I should work on to get awesome technique. If you can help in any way, please do!
Anything yo can lay your hands on, including a lot of articulation, long note and tone exercises, which many people either forget or ignore.
 
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