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Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-07-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
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: 372
Posted By StuartBahn
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Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-06-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
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: 329
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: 327
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: 10
Views: 478
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: 682
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: 370
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: 185
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: 407
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: 239
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: 144
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: 480
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: 1,632
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: 1,862
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: 527
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: 584
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...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-26-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 712
Posted By StuartBahn
+1 for Ibanez

+1 for Ibanez
Forum: Metal 05-26-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13,122
Views: 170,746
Posted By StuartBahn
Wayne Krantz - Long to be loose

Wayne Krantz - Long to be loose
Forum: Musician Talk 05-26-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By StuartBahn
Certainly aural training is the way to go but...

Certainly aural training is the way to go but bear in mind that music theory is an integral part of aural training. If you have yet to get into theory I strongly advise it. Best wishes, Stuart
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-24-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,676
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: 378
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: 2,113
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: 517
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: 343
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: 602
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: 663
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: 1,788
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: 406
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: 267
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/
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