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Noah's BLD Tutorials

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Hey guys! So I'm going to be making a whole bunch of BLD tutorials in the next few months. Although I will be posting them on the CubingWorld channel, I'll also be updating this thread with them, so you guys can leave your comments and suggestions. Sometime in November I will be coming out with an 10 part 3-style tutorial, but I'm starting with more basic aspects of blindsolving. Enjoy!

EDIT: 3-style tutorial is out!!!

How to Solve a Rubik's Cube Blindfolded

http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?40921-Noah-s-Blindfolded-Tutorial

This has it's own thread, so if you have any questions/comments, post them there.

4BLD Tutorial

http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?44872-Noah-s-4BLD-Tutorial

This has it's own thread, so if you have any questions/comments, post them there.

How to Improve Your Memo for 3BLD


This video is for anyone who already knows a BLD method and wants to get faster at memorization. Hopefully there is something in here for people of all levels. I originally had a part about parity, twisted corners and flipped edges, but the video was too long. I'll make a video later on these topics.

Example scramble:
U2 B' D R U F' L' D2 F2 R2 D F' U R2 F L2 B' D' R' U L B U F' D'

Parity, Cycle Breaks, Twisted Corners and Flipped Edges

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iceM_5kw_mI

This is a tutorial on dealing with the things BLDers hate the most (other than DNFs of course). I know I didn't really cover how to execute twisted corners and flipped edges, but my best advice is just to look up your favorite algorithms for these things.

3BLD Progression

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXdiWOF5M38

This is not really a tutorial, more of just a rambling about transitioning between the methods. Hopefully it's useful.

The Journey Method for Multi Blind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXYIk7hH2Oc

In this video I talk about using the journey/rooms method to memorize large amounts of information in long-term memory, and also how to use this method for MBLD.

4BLD Memo Tutorial/Tips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeME7rurf9k

Here are some tips on 4BLD memo. I learned a lot of this stuff from Daniel Sheppard's tutorials, but hopefully some of it was my own as well.

My Algs for Twisting Corners and Flipping Edges

Tips and Tricks for 3BLD Memorization


Bigger BLD Memorization Techniques


Think Ahead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECLG6bkqk-Y

This is a really important technique for BLD.

3-Style Tutorial

http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?39409-Noah-s-3-Style-Tutorial

This one has it's own thread, so all the info is there. Enjoy!

Guide to Transitioning to 3-cycle BLD (written tutorial)


My 3-Style Algs (list)

 
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I'm really glad to have such a successful BLD solver on CubingWorld. :) It looks like you're inspiring a lot of people and they love your tutorials. I used to do BLD a little bit but I stopped a long time ago. But I think I'm gonna get back into it so I can use your tutorials for my improvement too. You seem to have to a lot of experience and a lot of knowledge on BLD.
 
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hey hey noah. im having trouble with edges. you place a sticker with a letter and then make words out of memo, but i keep forgetting which sticker goes to what letter.

what ive been doing is each sticker with its color. like red = r , blue = b etcc. then make words out of that, but i dont know if thats a good system for edges.
 

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hey hey noah. im having trouble with edges. you place a sticker with a letter and then make words out of memo, but i keep forgetting which sticker goes to what letter.

what ive been doing is each sticker with its color. like red = r , blue = b etcc. then make words out of that, but i dont know if thats a good system for edges.
Not a good system, or at least not an efficient one. I recommend a Speffz scheme where each sticker is referred to by a single letter.
 
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1 letter per sticker is definitely the way to go. I'd recommend you come up with your own lettering scheme rather than just learning using Speffz/someone else's though - it'll make more sense to you and might be easier to memorise that way.
 

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So I stopped cubing... God knows how long ago. But recently I was like... I want to do BLD stuff now. Then I saw these vids. The memo one has been really helpful. I can memo corners most times now, just trying to be able to do it quicker, and build my confidence in my memory.
 
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how2practice full audio memory?

repetition? or should i try challenging myself to mentally repeat the memo less and less each time?
 

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how2practice full audio memory?

repetition? or should i try challenging myself to mentally repeat the memo less and less each time?
Try to be able to repeat your audio loop while memorizing/executing other pieces. Another tip is to break your words into groups of 3.
 
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In your progression video, you suggested implementing 3 style (BH, TuRBo) into your solves when using OP corners. Since the OP corner buffer is UBL, and my 3 style buffer is UBR, do you recommend switching my 3 style buffer to UBL, so I can use those algs in my solves? Currently, I've never used BH in my real BLD solves, since the buffers are different. I feel like using 3 style algs when I know the case in OP will help, but I wanted your opinion on it. The only problem is that I always check my algs with Chris' BH site, and reflecting his algs would be hard. Thanks.
 
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In your progression video, you suggested implementing 3 style (BH, TuRBo) into your solves when using OP corners. Since the OP corner buffer is UBL, and my 3 style buffer is UBR, do you recommend switching my 3 style buffer to UBL, so I can use those algs in my solves? Currently, I've never used BH in my real BLD solves, since the buffers are different. I feel like using 3 style algs when I know the case in OP will help, but I wanted your opinion on it. The only problem is that I always check my algs with Chris' BH site, and reflecting his algs would be hard. Thanks.
I would recommend keeping your buffer the same so that you can make a gradual shift to 3-cycles rather than all at once. No reason not to reap the benefits of commutators if you already know some of them.
 
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I would recommend keeping your buffer the same so that you can make a gradual shift to 3-cycles rather than all at once. No reason not to reap the benefits of commutators if you already know some of them.
Okay, thanks. I just tried to use some for the very first time in the weekly competition. On the 1st solve, I used one, and got a success. On the second, I used three, and it was a success again! It was kinda slow, thinking of the commutator was hard, since I haven't practiced with a UBL buffer before at all really. But I'm still glad it worked out! Transitioning might not be as hard as I thought.
 
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