I think that the number of repetitions might be wrong. It sounds like Mark is playing image 1 two times and image 2 only once
In all seriousness I like Mark’s exercise in this lesson as it is a beautiful riff and not just the usual chromatic walk
I wonder if it is a well known classical piece and I am just ignorant of it.
I really enjoy the exercise, it’s perfect to play with my new pedal on slow or intermediate speed
not that I am complaining though thanks for posting the music
Mark added the lesson material on his website (and a link to it in the comments to the video)
Good, he must be feeling better then. He didn’t even have his usual Saturday live hang yesterday so I guess he must’ve still been suffering.
It sounds like either JS Bach or last resort by Papa roach…
Yes the number of repetitions was wrong. I had the number of phrases. I updated my post.
Nice little finger twister. I’m up to 90 bpm.
That’s pretty impressive. The whole thing is only 16 beats long, so you can play it in twelve seconds? Not bad for a pinky workout
Definitely faster than I can play it. That’s the same speed as Hysteria’s 16th note chug.
Need to up my pinky game
Ha, I didn’t see this post.
I just linked to this video in the already created Pinky thread.
Its a great exercise.
I have not played it to metronome yet, as I have been playing it for strength rather than tempo exercise, but I suppose I should do both.
I can play the riff just fine, but I can only get thru it about 2 times before fatigue gives in.
That is if I play it with my fingers parallel to the frets, as he suggests doing it. if I play it a little more relaxed like I tend to play, I can do more, but I am working on technique, and strengthening with proper form is the goal.
Ooh this one is bringing back some thumb deathgripping for me. I love this exercise.
Good practice for having the thumb off the neck completely.
@PamPurrs Do you subscribe to Mark’s lesson as well? How do you like them?
Yes, I have taken and am still taking many of his courses. They are great, and Mark is an excellent bass instructor. If you take a look at the Beyond Badass thread you will see many comments about his courses.
I second that! I’m on course #2 but bought 4 in all so far. He’s very easy to follow
Mark’s basically my favorite online instructor after Josh. He’s great.
Really stand-up guy too, does his own customer support and will answer emails really fast.
For sure, I have been practicing it with several hand positions, and all over the neck too.
It turns out this exercise is fun and effective on keyboards too. Neat little phrase.