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Project to gather, organize and standardize, and improve exercise customs

 

Rules recommended

1. Arrangement is in "Lead", and bonus/alternate arrangements

 

2. Tuning is E-Standard (except for special situations, like 5string Bass)

 

3. Record page (submitted cDLC) : Artist name "You", Album name "Exercises" (beware of typos)

Ignition search "Exercises" order on Artist - should give a most complete list.

 

4. Exercises should list together in RS14, sorted by Artist 

"You" display under "Y",  not overloaded letter.

"You Bass" for Bass only Exercises
"You Artist" for Exercises by Artists
"You Riff" for practical Exercises

 

5. Filenames (no space), "YouBass, YouArtist,YouRiff" ....psarc

followed  main topic exercised, sub-topics (style, root notes), origin, charter.

 

For easy updates, save all exercises in a subdir of DLC (DLC\Exercises)

 

I renamed customs (original name and charter is part of the new name)

Download by clicking on "You": (not this  :lol:)

Or jump to the charters page to use the original custom/name

 

Remove doubles 

(Same Internal song DLC Keys of 2 versions may hang RS)

USE Customsforge Manager

 

An almost complete collection can be downloaded as a zip file (170mb)

(this collection has not yet been updated to the remaster version)

 

List of Exercises in RS14

vTS means, I have improved the custom

 

Picking Exercises

 

You : Alternate Picking - Heavy Metal Guitar School part 1 (by DeadlyPower)

  • 5:04, 10 patterns, repeated twice
  • no guitar track, no beat, patterns easy, except 2) 

You : Alternate Picking to Solo (by DeadlyPower

  • 5:04, 14 patterns, 5 solo riffs
  • no guitar track, no beat, 3/4bars, exercises what it claims, shows me how much I suck in this topic
  • excellent 

You : Alternate Picking (by blackened)

  • 7:30, 56 patterns
  • guitar track without beat, needs instructions in lyrics, heavy focus on finger/hand position change may loose concentration on alt.picking of other hand)

You : Alternate-Picking vTS (by Sharkman828)

  • 6:02, 10 patterns (Frets 9 -12, 9-13)
  • no guitar track, no beat, last sector no notes for 5:00!, start delay too short
  • unfinished rather useless
  • Cdlc corrected, now 3:28, 3s delay, pattern repeat faster on fret 5, faster above my ability on fret 12, metronome in bonus, 
  • get 95% without cheating on alt.picking   ^_^ )

Arpeggios

 

You : Arpeggios Fingerpicking Basics v1 (by blackened)

  • 4:22, 6 patterns, 4 riffs
  • guitar track without beat, easy patterns for beginners, steep increase in difficulty for riffs, sustains should be removed for readability
  • useful

You : Arpeggios and Sweeps Melodic Metal vTS (by blackened)

  • 0:36, 2 Riffs
  • guitar track with beat, only 2 long sectors, 
  • short but useful
  • I've divided riffs in more sectors, to easier memorize, optimized some fret-hand positions, original arrangement kept in bonus arr.

You : Arpeggios and Sweeps Advanced v1 (by blackened)

  • 1:32, 3 patterns, 3 riffs
  • guitar track without beat, easy patterns for beginners, steep increase in difficulty for riffs, sectors too long

Chords

 

You : Chords Part 1 (by blackened)

  • 3:17, 9 openchords, 6 powerchords, 
  • guitar track without beat, 5 increasing speed sectors of simple 4/4 down-strums,
  • very useful for beginners

You : Chords Part 2 (by blackened)

  • 6:04, 14 barréchords
  • guitar track without beat, 5 increasing speed sectors of simple 4/4 down-strums, basic chords
  • very useful

You : Chords Progression 12 Bar Blues v1 (Guitar & Bass) (by iWolf)

  • 2:58, 7 patterns, 3 keys (C E G in difficulty levels)
  • no guitar track with beat
  • bebop & basic jazz blues for advanced users
  • barré chords only
  • excellent 

You : Chords Trainer ADE v1 (by apollo6655)

  • 2:29, 3 open chords A D E (without open string)
  • no guitar track with metronome
  • simple down-strum 4/4, constant slow speed
  • useful for beginners

You : Chords Trainer CGAm (by apollo6655)

  • 2:32, 3 open chords C G Am (with open string)
  • no guitar track with metronome
  • simple down-strum 4/4, constant slow speed
  • useful for beginners

You : Chords Advanced v5 (by darrko1984 )

  • 9:25, 49 patterns
  • no guitar track with beat, uncommon chords with muted strings, confusing and difficult to register in RS
  • limited useful for beginners

Finger Exercices

 

You : 4 Fingers Exercises Guy (by  pollo_28)

  • 7 customs
  • up to 20:00, probably any possible pattern (704)
  • no guitar track without beat 
  • no pauses, no visible sectors, difficult to pick up a set of pattern
  • Training on the 1st 4 Frets only 
  • This is HUGE!
  • I added bonus arr. (Root fret on 5, 9, 12) and a beat 
  • inserted pauses and visible sectors to better differentiate different patterns
  • currently for the 1st cDLC only, if you want more p.pm. me)

You : 4Fingers alternate picking and sweep kingkill_33 v1 (by a.peter)

  • 1:10, 5 patterns
  • guitar track no beat, acoustic tone 
  • increase/decrease 1st-4th string / or 6th to 3rd with fret increase for each finger, every pick
  • nice crossing pattern
  • suggested picking alternate or sweep
  • very useful to train strings change with each pick

You : Finger Independence and Speed v1 (by darrko1984)

  • 2:16, 12 patterns
  • guitar track no beat, distortion tone
  • chromatic patterns, a minor & major scale with hand position shifts, hammer on / pull offs
  • single string and all strings patterns

You : Finger Independence and Speed v1 (by DeadlyPower)

  • 5:04, 5 patterns (non-linear sequences of major scale G), repeated 3x
  • no guitar track no beat, distortion tone
  • irregular speeds

You : Finger Spider Sequence Pebber Brown vTS (F A C E frets) (by DeadlyPower)

  • I added bonus arr. (F A C E Root fret)

 

You : Finger Warm Up 1 Lesson Guitar vTS (original by Sharkman828)

  • 2:30, 29 patterns

You : Finger Warm Up 2 Lesson Guitar vTS (by Sharkman828)

  • 3:36, 26 patterns
  • 2 nice quick exercises to play through or train by sector 
  • no guitar track, no beat, ends in long sector with no notes, waiting for the score...
  • I removed the last sectors, add drum & bass tracks,and a bonus metronome arrangement.
  • I corrected sectors to match start/end of a pattern, and start/end of fret hand positions.
  • I suggest this as an exercise template.

Rhythm

 

You : Rhythm Metal Riffs low tone (by darrko1984 )

  • 7:32, 11 exercises/riffs with powerchords and muted open strings
  • metal guitar track with no beat, guitar tone is low
  • useful, unequal difficulty 

You : Rhythm Strum patterns in DD Level 120bmp v1 (by iWolf)

 

Scales

 

You : Scales Blues : Lesson Guitar v1 (by DeadlyPower)

  • 5:14, 1 pattern, linear sequence, changing root constantly
  • lyrics indicate root note on low E-String
  • speed may a bit too fast to keep it for 5:00 
  • blues scale is NOT RIGHT, missing 4th note on the G string 
  • with other 4 patterns and more sequences in difficulty levels would be a perfect scale exercise
  • useful, but unfinished cDLC

You : Scales Natural Fretboard A B C D E F G (Guitar&Bass) (by SA PyroBillie

You : Scales Harmonic Fretboard A B C D E F Ab (Guitar&Bass) (by SA PyroBillie)

You : Scales Pentatonic Fretboard A C D E G (Guitar&Bass) (by SA PyroBillie)

  • All 3 customs last 4:00, 17 patterns (single & double picks, up & down the Fret in 2 diff.levels)
  • no guitar track with beat, plays same notes all over the fretboard,
  • excellent ear-to-fretboard notes learning .... if played notes were displayed in lyrics ...

You : Scales Runner A vTS(Guitar&Bass) (by PyroBillie)

  • 4:08, 11 scales, 1 position on root A (5th fret), sequences of scales linear
  • no guitar track with beat, scales from RS12 game, double pick, up/down, speed levels in difficulty levels, great idea for extensions.
  • add repetitions where possible, corrected 1st invisible sector, completed lyrics to display scale names longer, 
  • add clean tone, original arr. with distortion tone in bonus
  • add 2 difficulty levels for guitar with non-linear sequence, three notes 123,234,345... and thirds 1-3,2-4,3-5..., up/downwards
  • Perfect exercise in all aspects, should serve as an exercise template

You : Scales Runner C vTS (Guitar&Bass)

You : Scales Runner Open vTS (Guitar&Bass)

  • 2 identical customs added on root fret C, and open string (root E or F)

You : Scales Runner Metal (Guitar&Bass) (by SA PyroBillie) v1

 

You : Scales Melodic Sequences on Major F A C (by TS21127:07

You : Scales Melodic Sequences on Minor F A C (by TS21127:34

You : Scales Melodic Sequences on Pentatonic Minor F A C (by TS21125:18

You : Scales Melodic Sequences on Pentatonic Major F A C (by TS21125:19

You : Scales Melodic Sequences on Blues Minor F A C (by TS21125:57

You : Scales Melodic Sequences on Blues Major F A C (by TS2112) 6:25

  • 6 sequences non-linear (group of 2,3,4 with interval 1 and 2) (12,23...; 123, 234...; 1234, 2345... and 13,24...;135,246...;1357,2461...)
  • no guitar track with beat, acoustic tone
  • scales on 3 fret positions (F, A, C) 
  • info in lyrics

You : Scales Lesson Guitar v1 (by Sharkman828)

  • 10:03, 59 patterns
  • no guitar track, no beat, 3:00 useless silent end sector with no tabs 
  • no scale information in lyrics, causes more questions than teaching
  • rather unfinished useless cDLC

Speed

You : Speed Exercise Lesson Guitar v1 (by Sharkman828)

  • 3:02, 20 patterns
  • no guitar track, no beat, 2:00 useless silent end sector with no tabs 
  • chromatic, pentatonic, major scales, riffs, pull off, slide - 
  • no clear topic separation, no understandable rise in difficulty, no lyrics giving info
  • rather unfinished useless cDLC 

You : Sweep Picking Exercise vTS tuned E & Eb (by Izzy)

  • E-Tuning added, Eb tuning set in bonus arrangement

Artists

YouArtist : eZUKA from GRANRODEO : Glare Guitar School vol3 guitar inst demo v1 (by th1rtyf0ur)

YouArtist : Hizaki : Glare Guitar School v2 (by Tiothae)

 

YouArtist : Paul Gilbert : Intense Rock 1 Sequences and Techniques v1 (by BX5)

YouArtist : Paul Gilbert : Intense Rock 2 v1 (by BX5)
YouArtist : Steve Vai 30 Hour Workout v1 (by th1rtyf0ur)

 

 

Bass
YouBass : Bass Finger A.Sklarevski Ch.2 v1 (by darrko1984)
YouBass : Bass Finger Chromatic James Jamersons (by justgimmethefunk)
YouBass : Bass Finger Stretching v1 (by Izzy)

YouBass : Bass Rhythm Song-1 (by Vartok)_v1_1
YouBass : Bass Rhythm String Muted A.Sklarevski Ch.1 (by darrko1984)
YouBass : Bass Scales C (5 String Bass) v1  (by Tysylio)

Riffs

 

YouRiffs : Blues Comping 1 in A major_v2 (by frippchen)

YouRiffs : Blues Comping 2 in A major straight 8ths_v2 (by frippchen)

YouRiffs : Blues Comping 3 in G major funky (by frippchen)
YouRiffs : Blues Comping 4 in E major shuffle (by frippchen)
YouRiffs : Blues Comping 5 in E major (by frippchen)
YouRiffs : Blues Comping 6 in B major (by frippchen)
 
YouRiffs : Blues - Lonely Man Blues v1.1 (by TS2112)

 

YouRiffs : Country - Licks v1 (by TS2112)
YouRiffs : Metal : Rhythm Thrash Guitar & Bass 1st Lesson v1 (by blackened)
YouRiffs : Rock : 100 Chicago Music Exchange v1.2.1 (by haarek)

 

Below, I'll link to songs with undeniable learning effect 

- Minuet : From First To Last (by s37h) (Arpeggio chords finger stretching)

  (this is my corrected version 1.1. jan.2017)

- Blackmore's Night : Memmingen (by SmellyOrc) (finger picking)

Aquarium : Gorod Zolotoy (by Obvilion) (finger picking)

 

 

Suggestions to add / improve customs / exercises are welcome.
 

Further suggestions :

Aim is quality in form and content in the making of exercises

  • guitar mp3 track only if useful (to rhythm or melody)
     (no guitar track allows more arrangements in different keys, tunings, root notes
  • drum/beat track is alive, better then dead boring metronome
  • metronome bonus arrangement added by checking Metronome in Toolkit/arrangement window
  • notes must be on beats!
  • no empty last sector
  • lyrics (long duration) for each sector to recall the topic exercised, player's focus
  • divide exercises in logical sectors, optimize fret hand positions
  • constant increase in difficulty ( not jumping from easy to hard back to easy)
  • don't overload a custom with different topics, tabs or riffs, 4-5 minutes duration optimal
  • use clean tone (except if Metal...)

 

(... to be continued)

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Ill let you adopt this i guess, ill cancel my thread and ill keep up to date on exercises and do my best to make some and label them under "You" now.

Don't cancel your thread as you can still update by adding some features.

You may of course use the little bonus arrangements I added. 

The user still has the choice, and probably will go first on your download pages.

if we agree on the name, I'll link to your page.

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Thanks for supporting this topic, I found another one now, now listed in the "Collection"

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Hey, great thing. Here is my first practicing cdlc.

12 Bar Blues Comping in A-major

I wantet to add  a bonus track without any notes for improvising, but eof doesn't create any without notes.

I just named it You as interpret, is it right that way?

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Hey, great thing. Here is my first practicing cdlc.

12 Bar Blues Comping in A-major

I wantet to add  a bonus track without any notes for improvising, but eof doesn't create any without notes.

I just named it You as interpret, is it right that way?

 

thanks for your contribution, I'll check it, to fit it in the right category.

for your bonus track, I suggest you copy any notes, and ghost them all, this should fool "EOF" :lol:

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Only now I noticed this post and realized that two of my CDLC's are here, but don't have them with the "you" name, so if I got it right, I should add "YouArtist: " and leave the rest of the name, right?

BTW, I'll be making two CDLC's with exercices from Michael Angelo Batio, should I notify you when I post them, or you just by checking the CDLC's list will see it and update this youself?

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Only now I noticed this post and realized that two of my CDLC's are here, but don't have them with the "you" name, so if I got it right, I should add "YouArtist: " and leave the rest of the name, right?

BTW, I'll be making two CDLC's with exercices from Michael Angelo Batio, should I notify you when I post them, or you just by checking the CDLC's list will see it and update this youself?

 

The "You Artist" has the only purpose of gathering exercises by known (and less known) artists, but some users may want them listed by the name, to find them. I usually don't start RS with a precise cDLC or artist in mind, and I forget them. 

 

It's up to you, you can use the real name.  Later, I list it under "You Artist", for players used to select "You" for exercises.

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First chapter: Blues Comping 12 Bar Blues

my first 4 exercises are all finished, overview in this thread.

You can also view there the tabs of all arrangements except drums :)

All on an easy level yet, but the next will be harder... 

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Since I'm a Mac user I can download these p.psarc (assuming that is what they are) files and convert them to m.psarc with the custom tool kit, correct?

 

Theoretically, yes. But I have no mac to test, or to understand what could go wrong.

If anything doesn't work right, ask the charter who made it.

there are also  mac users who can give you advice then.

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I have a suggestion. I've only tried a few of these exercises, so some might do this, but none of the ones I've tried.

 

Why not give extra hints within the track, either by adding a section before the exercise, talking and/or using the lyrics track to give extra information on strumming patterns (down, up, up, down, up...) or pointing out difficulties or just the intention of the exercise? This would make it more of a lesson than an exercise.

 

Are there any that does this? Creators and users reading this, what do you think?

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I have a suggestion. I've only tried a few of these exercises, so some might do this, but none of the ones I've tried.

 

Why not give extra hints within the track, either by adding a section before the exercise, talking and/or using the lyrics track to give extra information on strumming patterns (down, up, up, down, up...) or pointing out difficulties or just the intention of the exercise? This would make it more of a lesson than an exercise.

 

Are there any that does this? Creators and users reading this, what do you think?

In general, I agree that this can be useful in some instances (i.e. for displaying chord progressions over which to solo or play bass), but I actually prefer providing sheet music with the exercises where everything is marked appropriately and has all the extra info not displayed in RS. This isn't only easier to read and understand but can be used for practice outside of RS as well.

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I have a suggestion. I've only tried a few of these exercises, so some might do this, but none of the ones I've tried.

 

Why not give extra hints within the track, either by adding a section before the exercise, talking and/or using the lyrics track to give extra information on strumming patterns (down, up, up, down, up...) or pointing out difficulties or just the intention of the exercise? This would make it more of a lesson than an exercise.

 

Are there any that does this? Creators and users reading this, what do you think?

 

I recommended "lyrics (long duration) for each sector to recall the topic exercised, player's focus"

I also tried to insert played notes in lyrics to learn the fretboard, which works fine once a slight sync problem resolved.

(check my melodic sequences)

This would be possible for strum patterns, but lyrics don't support special characters like arrows up/down.

I really would like to see more strum patterns this way, I have some in planning to do someday, because I'm really quite bad at it. 

But currently my job takes all my time.

Problem maybe that most of us may not have the required teaching level to make a great lesson.

Now this is said to prove me wrong  ^_^

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Regarding strum pattern notation: a simple U for up and D for down suffices and is very common. The sync problem might be the bigger issue.

Strum patterns for short riffs or chord progressions might still be easier to figure out from sheet music though (as are many other things), so I would prioritize the provision of sheet music with every RS exercise, which still isn't all that common.

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for down and upstrokes I would prefer n v n v n v n v as they're common signs for strumming.

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for down and upstrokes I would prefer n v n v n v n v as they're common signs for strumming.

Yeah, that works too but one has to know how the actual score markings look to understand them. Maybe a less intuitive but still relevant alternative.

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