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Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-18-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By StuartBahn
Have you tried the Paul Gilbert exercise combined...

Have you tried the Paul Gilbert exercise combined with maximum efficiency of movement?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-18-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By StuartBahn
This might not be relevant to you but I'm putting...

This might not be relevant to you but I'm putting it up in case.

A common problem is guitarists that fret with their pinky "locked out", i.e. with one of the knuckles completely straight. This is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-18-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By StuartBahn
It's admirable that you're trying to work from a...

It's admirable that you're trying to work from a book but this is a very dry approach to music. You really cannot beat finding yourself a good teacher. Playing guitar is such a complicated and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-18-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By StuartBahn
I agree with previous posters. You need to...

I agree with previous posters. You need to prioritise and not get overwhelmed at the enormity of the task at hand. Getting a good teacher is very good move as they should give you a series of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-08-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By StuartBahn
I would be wary of going along with what feels...

I would be wary of going along with what feels right. It takes a bit of work to get used to spanning your fingers out, but once you have the ability, there a great benefits.

If you look at any...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-08-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By StuartBahn
Learning some basic theory is a good idea because...

Learning some basic theory is a good idea because then the chord sequences take on meaning. It doesn't have to be lots, just enough to understand the basic frame work of major and minor keys. I wrote...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-08-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By StuartBahn
What would be useful is to post a clip of you...

What would be useful is to post a clip of you playing.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-08-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By StuartBahn
I wrote a short article on this:...

I wrote a short article on this: http://stuartbahn.com/are-my-hands-too-small-to-play-guitar/
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-28-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By StuartBahn
Sounds like fatigue. There is a limit to how long...

Sounds like fatigue. There is a limit to how long you can keep playing before muscles get tired. One thing you could think about is whether you're actually gripping/pressing more than necessary....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-24-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By StuartBahn
You've already identified what you need to do....

You've already identified what you need to do. You should strive to play all shapes in all keys. Using something like Band in a Box or iRealb are very good for this. You could set up a backing track...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-24-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By StuartBahn
You could have your 4th finger touching/muting...

You could have your 4th finger touching/muting the thinnest strings. This is a good habit anyway if you're playing with overdrive.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-24-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By StuartBahn
I've made a few recommendations here:...

I've made a few recommendations here: http://stuartbahn.com/resources/recommended-reading-for-guitarists/

If you like the Beatles then Dominic Pedler's book is a pleasure to read.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-24-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By StuartBahn
Legato produces a very smooth sound. If you want...

Legato produces a very smooth sound. If you want a more aggressive sound then alternate picking would be the better option.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-07-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By StuartBahn
You have to mute all the open strings with...

You have to mute all the open strings with (predominantly) your right hand. This may require some 'unlearning' of what you currently do but it's essential.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-07-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By StuartBahn
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_kissmyaxe.GuitarFretboardTrainer&hl=en_GB
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-06-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By StuartBahn
Try getting 'extra light' gauge strings. You...

Try getting 'extra light' gauge strings. You sacrifice the tone a bit but you'll find things much easier.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-06-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By StuartBahn
Absolutely minimal finger movements, and keep...

Absolutely minimal finger movements, and keep your picking arm absolutely still. This doesn't come naturally so you may need to 'retrain' yourself.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-06-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By StuartBahn
You should really find a good teacher to take a...

You should really find a good teacher to take a look at your technique. You shouldn't be in pain after just an hour, unless you're using ridiculous gauge strings. Do you have your thumb in the wrong...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-18-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By StuartBahn
A good move is to have a good reason to nail a...

A good move is to have a good reason to nail a song - this could be a small gig or even just playing the tune with or for a mate or family member. We all need deadlines of some sort to get things...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-17-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By StuartBahn
I wrote an article on this here:...

I wrote an article on this here: http://stuartbahn.com/i-cant-play-guitar-standing-up/
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-17-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By StuartBahn
I would recommend changing that. There are no...

I would recommend changing that. There are no fixed 'rules' but many great players play with the thumb print on the back of the fretboard, point upwards to the ceiling. Obviously the thumb comes over...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-17-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By StuartBahn
Most important thing is thumb placement. With a...

Most important thing is thumb placement. With a simple exercise like...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-17-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By StuartBahn
Hey Joe - Hendrix Brown Eyed Girl - Van...

Hey Joe - Hendrix
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-17-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By StuartBahn
A common issue with the 4th finger is that,...

A common issue with the 4th finger is that, because it's weaker than the others, some people have it 'lock out' when they fret it, i.e. the finger goes straight and the pressure is applied from the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-17-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By StuartBahn
How accurate is your timing? A good approach is...

How accurate is your timing? A good approach is to record yourself performing the exercise and listen back critically. Many times timing and coordination of the two hands are the issue but it can be...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-17-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By StuartBahn
I wrote a short ebook on constructing an...

I wrote a short ebook on constructing an effective practice regime. The starting point has to be where do you want to take your playing? Identify a small number of the most important area and commit...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-17-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,729
Posted By StuartBahn
At one end of the spectrum a world class player...

At one end of the spectrum a world class player like violinist Nigel Kennedy does 4 hours per day, every day. At the other end of the spectrum, less than 1 hour a week is unlikely to achieve very...
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 05-26-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,960
Posted By StuartBahn
Nobody is too old to play:...

Nobody is too old to play: http://stuartbahn.com/have-i-left-it-too-late/
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-26-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 581
Posted By StuartBahn
Kinman pickups all the way.

Kinman pickups all the way.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-26-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By StuartBahn
Also try working at very slow tempos, which can...

Also try working at very slow tempos, which can be harder than playing fast. If you have a metronome that can do it, try 40BPM with just two beats per bar, say beat 1 & 3, and play something very...
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