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  • The absolute greatest way to be fast

    Play really slowly.

    R...e...a...l...l...y...s...l...o...w.

    No slower than that.

    R......e......a......l......l......y......s......l ......o......w

    Increase your speed by one bpm each month.

    You'll be fast before you know it.

     

     

     

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  • #2

    I was just telling someone who picked up his bass last week for the first time in many years the same thing.  He said his mind could think faster than his hands.

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    • #3

      Virgman wrote:

      Play really slowly.

      R...e...a...l...l...y...s...l...o...w.

      No slower than that.

      R......e......a......l......l......y......s......l ......o......w

      Increase your speed by one bpm each month.

      You'll be fast before you know it.

       

       

       


      There's a faster way... : )

      Play a LOT - all the time... then play more.

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      • #4

        Virgman wrote:

        Play really slowly.

        R...e...a...l...l...y...s...l...o...w.

        No slower than that.

        R......e......a......l......l......y......s......l ......o......w

        Increase your speed by one bpm each month.

        You'll be fast before you know it.

         

        Not the most effective method IMO.

         

        I say, push it until it gets sloppy, back off the tempo...get it clean...then push it again.

         

        In that regard, it's much like athletics.

         

        Lotsa reasons why this is better. One is you tend to play differently when trying to play fast, when you are not used to it.

         

        There is an amazingly fast player who said it better(and can back it up).....uh....shucks. I will get back to ya. BTW, he died young, and is considered one of the fastest players ever....Damn!

         

        Help!

         

         


         

        Originally Posted by GW348


        I just let the pee flow. The places I play, no one notices or have peed themselves too.




        RIP Wayne Murray

        **************** YOU CANCER!!

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        • benzem
          benzem commented
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          Uh, I guess you need to find my post within that quote!

           

          Great forum! ya weeee


        • The Burninator
          The Burninator commented
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          benzem wrote:


          There is an amazingly fast player who said it better(and can back it up).....uh....shucks. I will get back to ya. BTW, he died young, and is considered one of the fastest players ever....Damn!

           

          Help!

           

           


           


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        • 1001gear
          1001gear commented
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          Virgman wrote:

          Play really slowly.

          R...e...a...l...l...y...s...l...o...w.

          No slower than that.

          R......e......a......l......l......y......s......l ......o......w

          Increase your speed by one bpm each month.

          You'll be fast before you know it.

           

          Not the most effective method IMO.

           

          I say, push it until it gets sloppy, back off the tempo...get it clean...then push it again.

           

          In that regard, it's much like athletics.

           

          Lotsa reasons why this is better. One is you tend to play differently when trying to play fast, when you are not used to it.

           

          There is an amazingly fast player who said it better(and can back it up).....uh....shucks. I will get back to ya. BTW, he died young, and is considered one of the fastest players ever....Damn!

           

          Help!

           

           


           


          benzem wrote:

          Uh, I guess you need to find my post within that quote!

           

          Great forum! ya weeee


           

          You gotta watch where you put the cursor when on the Rich Text tab. If it lands in the quote frame, it stays put. You can prolly fix it on the HTML tab. I just cancel and start over.

           


           


          benzem wrote:

          Not the most effective method IMO.

           

          I say, push it until it gets sloppy, back off the tempo...get it clean...then push it again.

           

          In that regard, it's much like athletics.

           

          Lotsa reasons why this is better. One is you tend to play differently when trying to play fast, when you are not used to it.

           

          There is an amazingly fast player who said it better(and can back it up).....uh....shucks. I will get back to ya. BTW, he died young, and is considered one of the fastest players ever....Damn!

           

          Help!

           


           


      • #5
        Sounds like a new method that I'm willing to try.

        I'm starting at 1 bpm (quarter notes).

        I'm hoping that by this time next year, I can play at a blazingly fast 13 or 14 notes per minute.

        I think I'm going to need roadies for my world-wide tour.

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        • BydoEmpire
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          The worst way to be fast:


      • #6

        This is the genius I was trying to come up with. Sweet guy. Great insight here.

         

        Also, to expand on my prev post, I think this approach is most helpful (or maybe ONLY helpful) when you take small chunks and apply the idea. I believe taking a longer phrase and trying to blast thru it might be only somewhat beneficial, if at all.

        For me this can mean as little as a 4 note phrase, usually that contains the parts where you most stumble.

         

        Watch this! What a talented, intelligent player he was. Very sad so short for this world.

         

        Originally Posted by GW348


        I just let the pee flow. The places I play, no one notices or have peed themselves too.




        RIP Wayne Murray

        **************** YOU CANCER!!

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