Guitar Technique - Alternate Picking and Motiv Development with J. S. Bach Prelude. (incl. tabs and backing tracks)
Hi guitar maniacs, today I want to share with you some of my guitar technique exercises procedure.
Let's be honest - technique building exercises like picking, scales, arpeggios - are quite boring and we're tending to speed them up which is highly undesired habit in technique developing process.
To make our practice much more exiting experience why shall we not use THE BEST MUSIC EVER WRITTEN as our daily practice material:
For me the "best music ever written" comes from that old German Grandpa - J.S. Bach. And if you haven't dig into his cathedra-like opus yet, then take a shortcut and just check the Well Tempered Clavier Preludes and Fugues.
For the purpose of alternate picking guitar technique I start with prelude no 2 from book I WLC in C minor. We will get multiple tasks done when learning that short piece:
However the biggest advantage I see, is that we not only are building our technique but we have deep insight into one of the greatest musical mind of all times. What I mean exactly is that we learn from J.S. Bach directly:
I play both parts at: 85 ppm:
You play with me: backing track for both parts with tab & notation at 60 bpm:
More backing tracks for higher speeds will come soon.
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Please make sure that you are practicing correctly i.e:
If you have any question use the comments section below.