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Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-18-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
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: 11
Views: 425
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: 303
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: 117
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: 287
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: 190
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: 102
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: 375
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: 35
Views: 1,170
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: 1,808
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: 513
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: 572
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: 690
Posted By StuartBahn
+1 for Ibanez

+1 for Ibanez
Forum: Metal 05-26-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13,081
Views: 168,859
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: 425
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: 1,665
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: 375
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: 2,104
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: 512
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: 341
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: 595
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: 652
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: 1,775
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: 400
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: 261
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: 531
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: 440
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: 482
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: 932
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: 233
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/
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