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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Non tuning specific flatpicking accuracy & speed exercises ?

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maxr - Posted - 03/04/2018:  04:36:07

After a few weeks messing with tunings for playing fiddle tunes I ended up with my guitar in fiddle/mandolin all 5ths tuning - cGDAEB. The c is an octave above 'strict' 5ths tuning as I can't get a string to work at that pitch on my very short scale guitar. Chording is kinda limited, but finding the notes of fiddle tunes is a breeze (for a fiddler...)

Where I'm at - I can pick fiddle tunes slowed down a little either off the dots or by ear, but my picking's not accurate or rhythmic enough and I haven't got stuff like triplets and pulloffs at all sorted.

So, can anyone please recommend effective flatpicking speed and accuracy exercises that are not specific to a guitar tuning? I don't mind if they're boring as long as they work, and I'd as soon have them printable or in a book as on video.

Thanks, Max

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