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Old 09-05-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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Hand form...

OK, patience with me everyone, I have decided to lay out some money for lessons as of Oct. 1 but until then want to practice on my own so I can wow the instructor with my superior abilities. Thus far I have memorized 8 simple chords. The F chord where you hold the B&E strings down with the same finger is giving me a fit but I have found that if I grip the neck with my thumb and the part of the palm below the thumb parallel with the neck I can get the F chord and it is much easier to hit the other chords, a much cleaner strum. Is this method of gripping considered a "bad habit" or is it acceptable if I am comfortable with it?
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:28 PM   #2
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it's ok for now.. it's only been a few weeks since you've started and it will take some time before you build up the necessary hand strength to comfortably play chords like that.
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:25 PM   #3
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Play a D chord, now slide it up 3 frets... Wow a F. Easy aye.
I can teach you heaps of bad habits just ask. Cheers
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:11 PM   #4
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bad tuxs!! bad Tuxs!!!!!! it's much better to learn it right than it is to learn it easy. may a thousand kiwi fruits and 2 hobbits get shoved up you bu..... soundhole !!!
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:57 PM   #5
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I wish someone had taught me the cheats long ago, I might have been a Rock Star by now.

Hahahahahahaha. Cheers
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #6
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I'll be damned!!! Think I will hang with the Tuxs crowd for awaile but I will still try to learn it the proper way and only cheat when no one is looking!!!!
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:41 PM   #7
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remind me to NEVER let you babysit Tuxs
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