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Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By StuartBahn
To 'unlearn' seemingly automatic movements it's...

To 'unlearn' seemingly automatic movements it's important to slow things down. If you perform your exercise slowly enough you will find that you can in fact control this unwanted movement. It takes...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By StuartBahn
It's important, I think, to differentiate between...

It's important, I think, to differentiate between 'playing' and 'practice'. If you're going to practise then it really ought to be focussed, purposeful practice in which you are striving to achieve...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By StuartBahn
... and I just said this in the same thread,...

... and I just said this in the same thread, which is just as applicable!:

Frequently the problem is down to poor thumb position. Your thumb should be somewhere between the first two fingers, not...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By StuartBahn
Frequently the problem is down to poor thumb...

Frequently the problem is down to poor thumb position. Your thumb should be somewhere between the first two fingers, not pointing sideways way up where the nut is.
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By StuartBahn
I think the solution is to get yourself a teacher...

I think the solution is to get yourself a teacher that you respect and who can set you specific goals. This could be someone in a nearby town or via Skype. We all need goals, as you imply, and no one...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 86
Posted By StuartBahn
This sounds like a technique issue. Certainly...

This sounds like a technique issue. Certainly warming up is important but pain within two minutes suggests that you are gripping way too hard.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-20-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By StuartBahn
For PC you can try Winamp + Pacemekaer plugin

For PC you can try Winamp + Pacemekaer plugin
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-20-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By StuartBahn
This is exactly right. You must be very careful...

This is exactly right. You must be very careful about going with what 'feels natural'. Playing guitar is totally UN-natural so there is no reason why what feels right is the best. It nearly always...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-20-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By StuartBahn
Have you thought about finding yourself a great...

Have you thought about finding yourself a great jazz teacher? You really can't beat the guiding hand of a world-class teacher and the prospect of having to face them eery week or two to show them...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-20-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By StuartBahn
As a previous poster said, recording yourself is...

As a previous poster said, recording yourself is a good approach. It helps you to objectively identify your problem areas. Make a simple exercise or task that addresses one of the problems and work...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-20-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By StuartBahn
Start very simple, maybe even just one note per...

Start very simple, maybe even just one note per beat at say 60bpm. Then try two notes, etc.

Timing takes a very long time to refine so you need to clock up many hours of practice. Keep going though,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-18-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
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: 375
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: 442
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: 441
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: 633
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: 233
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: 575
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: 353
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: 228
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: 359
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: 348
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: 393
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: 223
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: 530
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: 424
Posted By StuartBahn
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Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-06-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
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: 431
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: 409
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: 1,124
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...
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