#1
It turns out that I'm going to have to wait a few more weeks for that darned Guitar Center to get a critical replacement part of my guitar to me, so i'm going to be guitar-less for a while.

Any ideas of what I can do without a guitar to improve my technical abilities on guitar? I'm starting to get bored of just studying music theory, and I'm going to lose it if I spend more time on drawing modes out on guitar neck diagrams.
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#2
try a shredneck or another guitar aid. there are tons.

hell, if worst comes to worst, squeeze a tennis ball for finger strength.
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No.

What I always do is tap along with my fingers to the music i'm listenening, to keep them flexible, seems to help.

But I don't think you can actually improve at guitar without a guitar...
#6
musictheory.net

go to the trainer section
and do the ear training ...and the guitar training if you dont know all the notes on the board
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musictheory.net

go to the trainer section
and do the ear training ...and the guitar training if you dont know all the notes on the board

such a good site!, thx
#8
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musictheory.net

go to the trainer section
and do the ear training ...and the guitar training if you dont know all the notes on the board


Ear training for sure. I'd take a good musical ear over knowledge of theory any day.
#9
+1 to ear training and theory training, there's not much else you can do...anything technique related can only be done on the guitar.
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#11
Squeeze one of those finger strength builders, some are marketed for guitar players but they're all pretty much the same from what I've seen. Just a grip that you squeeze.

Theory too, for your ear.
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#12
You could try this:

Place your hand on a flat surface as if you have a ball underneath your palm (similar to that of proper piano technique), so that your palm is elevated, and only your finger tips are touching. Slowly, raise your 1st and third finger, then lower, whilst keeping all other fingers stationary. Repeat this with your 2nd and 4th finger. You can then mix it up by using your 1st and 4th then 3rd and 4th, etc.
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