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how fast can you play

#1 Post by lobba » Sun Nov 30, 2003 5:20 am

HI
I have a question, how fast can you play? how many notes per minute,
i can play 1440 notes per minute that makes 24 notes per secund.

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#2 Post by Eduardo Élleres » Sun Nov 30, 2003 5:33 am

Picking, tappint, ho &po, how's the speed measuring done?

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#3 Post by The Prez » Sun Nov 30, 2003 7:15 am

As fast as I want.

BTW isn't there already a post for this topic?

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#4 Post by Arpeggio » Sun Nov 30, 2003 8:10 am

Lobba - I can post an audio clip of me playing around ten times that amount of notes per minute.

Just constantly strum all six strings :)

In otherwords, what do you mean how many notes? Using what technique?

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Re: how fast can you play

#5 Post by Jackhammer » Sun Nov 30, 2003 8:19 am

lobba wrote:HI
I have a question, how fast can you play? how many notes per minute,
i can play 1440 notes per minute that makes 24 notes per secund.
Thats complete rubbish. Unless you're playing some sort of uber-long sweep.

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#6 Post by Knightmeir » Sun Nov 30, 2003 8:47 am

I can see this one turning into a "I'm faster than you" thread. :roll:

Fast doesn't matter. I've heard songs, if that's what you'd call them, where the guitar player is playing so fast that it sounds indistinguishable. There's really no point to just playing fast. It's ok to a point, but you can definitely go overboard on it.

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#7 Post by jacobmhanson » Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:07 pm

True. Speed is cool. But don't over do it. There are tons of good song that are slow. :)

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#8 Post by Magmas » Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:08 pm

Knightmeir, i would have to agree with you, but that is not the point of this topic. It's just to see how fast we all can play. Every time there is a topic about speed, someone has to say "speed doesn't matter". Well obviously not in a musical sense, but I think we're just talking pure speed here, nothing more and nothing less.

I can play sixtuplets speed picked at 160 bpm on a good day. I am no speed demon though, I just play as fast as I need to.

just to clarify, I might be playing something like this:

-------------8----------
---8-10-12---12-10---
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ascending and descending up the fretboard, on different string groups, skipping strings, etc. but pretty much when i keep it in a shape like that I can reach my fastest. Now, can anyone else please clarify their situation?

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#9 Post by Roger » Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:18 pm

I can strum eight notes at 80bpm and tap my foot at the same time. Beat that! :mrgreen:

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#10 Post by jmchambers5 » Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:52 pm

Go Roger!

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#11 Post by badasstommyboy » Sun Nov 30, 2003 1:35 pm

i can play wild thing!!!! hahaha roger i beat you easy!!!

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#12 Post by shader » Sun Nov 30, 2003 1:39 pm

i'd estimate for alt. picking, i can hit sixteenths at 140-150bpm

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#13 Post by The Prez » Sun Nov 30, 2003 5:14 pm

Let me think, tapping and alt picking I can go about 1120-1330 bmp, but that's just a bad day. SOmetimes I can go as fast as 3050 bmp, :P now that's when I start a fire :P

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#14 Post by Arpeggio » Sun Nov 30, 2003 5:23 pm

The Prez wrote:Let me think, tapping and alt picking I can go about 1120-1330 bmp, but that's just a bad day. SOmetimes I can go as fast as 3050 bmp, :P now that's when I start a fire :P
and double it if you use delay!!!!!!!!!!

or trippple!!!!!!!!!!

or you could use three notes on your fretboard hand, and do the satch reach around and two notes on your picking hand on the fretboard
thus five note tapping

combined with a single delay you cold do one note n each beat at about.................ten thousand bpm.

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#15 Post by The Prez » Sun Nov 30, 2003 5:28 pm

Man, that would make even Vai or Malmsteen sound like grandma on the guitar.

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