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Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-24-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By StuartBahn
This doesn't look bad. You see many rock...

This doesn't look bad. You see many rock technicians that keep the LH thumb fairly straight whilst moving the wrist but you do also see some who use finger and thumb to great effect. There is a good...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-24-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,538
Posted By StuartBahn
I wrote a short article about this:...

I wrote a short article about this: http://stuartbahn.com/i-cant-play-guitar-standing-up/
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-24-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By StuartBahn
Hard to say without seeing it but this could be...

Hard to say without seeing it but this could be due to thumb positioning. Your LH thumb should not point sideways, it should be roughly in the area of level with fingers 1 & 2 and pointing up to the...
Forum: The Pit 02-17-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,008
Posted By StuartBahn
This is true for many aspiring guitarists and...

This is true for many aspiring guitarists and experienced ones. I wrote an article about it here: http://stuartbahn.com/stuck-in-a-rut/
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-31-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By StuartBahn
As mentioned, it's physically more demanding...

As mentioned, it's physically more demanding playing acoustic so switching to electric will seem easier when you make the change. But why not just go straight to electric?

The thicker strings of an...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-31-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By StuartBahn
I was about to say the same thing. Could your...

I was about to say the same thing. Could your technique be a little more efficient/economical? When you see a world class guitarist/violinist/pianist, they can play lightening fast but with an...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-31-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By StuartBahn
This is very encouraging stuff. Many people find...

This is very encouraging stuff. Many people find listening to themselves quite a sobering experience because they don't sound as good as they thought they did - particularly with regard to timing....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-31-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By StuartBahn
Well done for making the decision to do this, it...

Well done for making the decision to do this, it will make a world of difference to your playing. I wrote a little article on the importance of theory http://stuartbahn.com/why-learn-music-theory/...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-30-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,613
Posted By StuartBahn
Guthrie has done a very good video on holding a...

Guthrie has done a very good video on holding a pick, just google 'Guthrie alternate picking'.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-30-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By StuartBahn
Some good advice here. It's essential to go...

Some good advice here. It's essential to go REALLY slowly, probably slower than you might think is slow, in order to get your hands and foot-tapp coordinated. As the last poster said, take something...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-28-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By StuartBahn
I wrote an article on this:...

I wrote an article on this: http://stuartbahn.com/do-guitarists-need-to-wear-ear-plugs/
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-27-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 400
Posted By StuartBahn
A quick and cheap fix might be to use lighter...

A quick and cheap fix might be to use lighter strings.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-27-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By StuartBahn
Hi JacobyDB, Moving your fingers efficiently...

Hi JacobyDB,

Moving your fingers efficiently between chords is something that I suspect is what you may need to work on. The idea is for each individual finger to move from its place in the previous...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-05-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By StuartBahn
Great advice guys. Also, make a point of...

Great advice guys. Also, make a point of phrasing. Instead of playing 'idea 1' then 'idea 2' then 'idea 3' etc, do this: Play idea 1, then keep hold of idea 1 but vary it slightly - maybe change the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-05-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By StuartBahn
Yamaha Pacifica is a great entry level guitar.

Yamaha Pacifica is a great entry level guitar.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-05-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By StuartBahn
I wrote an article on exactly this recently:...

I wrote an article on exactly this recently: http://stuartbahn.com/stuck-in-a-rut/
Forum: Musician Talk 01-05-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By StuartBahn
I absolutely agree. Theory is great; it's like...

I absolutely agree. Theory is great; it's like the magician showing you how all the tricks are done. Find a good teacher and learn about basic theory in person; it's the best way and you'll be glad...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-05-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By StuartBahn
Pentatonics are certainly the most important...

Pentatonics are certainly the most important scales to get a grip on but understanding and being able to use modes well is extremely useful too.

Personally, I think that modes are the next logical...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-24-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By StuartBahn
I address some of this here:...

I address some of this here: http://stuartbahn.com/i-cant-play-guitar-standing-up/

You should absolutely NOT be playing with your shoulder raised. As you continue to clock up hundreds and thousands...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-24-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By StuartBahn
Regarding technique, short highly focussed...

Regarding technique, short highly focussed exercises that address a single specific issue will almost certainly produce far greater results than a full length solo. Consider taking one small section...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-24-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By StuartBahn
The obviously, to me, is that you need to get a...

The obviously, to me, is that you need to get a good teacher and see them regularly. Apart from the steady flow of material, they ought to be able to fix bad technique - which you may not be aware of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-24-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By StuartBahn
This really isn't something that you should...

This really isn't something that you should ignore. I strongly recommend taking your guitar with you to your doctor and showing them how you play so that they have more of chance of identifying the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-24-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By StuartBahn
I understand why you're asking MT but it's a very...

I understand why you're asking MT but it's a very open-ended question. Sweep picking can take a lot of practice to get it right; certainly you'll find things easier (less difficult rather!) on an...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-24-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By StuartBahn
I strongly recommend some lessons from someone...

I strongly recommend some lessons from someone competent. It can be hard to identify your own flaws whilst playing, especially whilst playing something that requires quite a lot of thought. If you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-24-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By StuartBahn
If you are playing electric guitar, have you...

If you are playing electric guitar, have you tried paying standing up - with the strap set fairly high so your guitar is in a similar position to how it is sat down?

Standing up isn't 'better' than...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-24-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By StuartBahn
If you are London-based visit...

If you are London-based visit http://www.bapam.org.uk and make an appointment.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-22-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By StuartBahn
I was just about to make the same point as the...

I was just about to make the same point as the last poster. There is a world of difference between 'playing' and 'practising'. When it comes to practice it's a very good idea to have a specific...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-22-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By StuartBahn
Try not looking at your hands. Obviously, you...

Try not looking at your hands. Obviously, you can't do this for playing that requires you to leap about the fretboard, but if it's doable, close your eye and focus on the sounds.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-22-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By StuartBahn
Some good advice. Just to emphasise, it's really...

Some good advice. Just to emphasise, it's really quite difficult to develop one's technique playing entire songs. Simply, short repetitive exercises that focus on the precise issue at hand is almost...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-30-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 957
Posted By StuartBahn
I absolutely agree. Youtube is amazing but it is...

I absolutely agree. Youtube is amazing but it is one-way. Apart from the obvious benefits of having a guitar teacher identify and correct your flaws, they give you direction and motivation ... or...
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