#1
I'm having a bit of an issue with increasing my speed and accuracy on the fretboard, and keeping my consistancy with it. I do fine with it on some songs that are played in a moderate speed, but if I play something that has a half-time feel, it blows my knuckles to pieces, and I was wondering if anyone had any tips to help remedy my problem? Also, if you can direct me to a lesson that's pretty efficient, that would be most helpful.

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#2
try doing some hand stretches before, inbetween and after playing. It's as simple as pulling your knuckles back a little bit.
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I'm having a bit of an issue with increasing my speed and accuracy on the fretboard, and keeping my consistancy with it. I do fine with it on some songs that are played in a moderate speed, but if I play something that has a half-time feel, it blows my knuckles to pieces, and I was wondering if anyone had any tips to help remedy my problem? Also, if you can direct me to a lesson that's pretty efficient, that would be most helpful.

Thanks for reading.


I'm a little confused, are you saying that on slower pieces you're having trouble but on the faster pieces in your repetoire you have no trouble?
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I'm a little confused, are you saying that on slower pieces you're having trouble but on the faster pieces in your repetoire you have no trouble?


No. music that has a "half time feel" is much faster than a simple, moderate speed. It takes the value of notes down to half of their original value. For example, a full note would be played like a half note, half notes would be played like quarter notes, and quarter notes would be played in eights, essentially speeding up the process of the song.
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No. music that has a "half time feel" is much faster than a simple, moderate speed. It takes the value of notes down to half of their original value. For example, a full note would be played like a half note, half notes would be played like quarter notes, and quarter notes would be played in eights, essentially speeding up the process of the song.


I think you're confusing "half-time" and "double-time". Half time is, as the name implies, half the speed not half the note values but that almost doesn't matter as a half time feel doesn't neccesarily effect what you're playing in terms of speed, you can play the exact same thing with a half time feel and not do anything different, the change may just be in the drums or other backing.

Either way, you're just having a little trouble with speed which is almost certainly a co-ordination problem, get a metronome and read the stickies.
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