#1
I just dropped my guitar off at the shop to have a few things done and it won't be ready till next Friday or Saturday. Considering I just got off from school, I have a fair amount of time that I could be playing but don't have my guitar. What would you guys recommend I do to use this time wisely and possibly to prevent losing any technique from not playing for a while? Thanks in advance for the help.

By the way, I'm already using some of the time to get down to learning more theory, so that's one I've already thought of.
#5
I find that time off like that, occasionally, helps me for my technique. I come back and make barely any mistakes while playing compared to before the short break, or will just plain do better at learning some technique I was having problems with. Like the above guy said I would just doing ear training, enjoying music, and then theory if you want to.
#6
Quote by britishsligean
hand exercises so you don't loose the strength in your fretting hand


Like what?

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I find that time off like that, occasionally, helps me for my technique. I come back and make barely any mistakes while playing compared to before the short break, or will just plain do better at learning some technique I was having problems with. Like the above guy said I would just doing ear training, enjoying music, and then theory if you want to.


Yeah I sometimes find that too, I was just worried that a week would be to long a period. You're probably right though and I'm just overthinking it.
Last edited by Tigerfang at Jun 12, 2010,
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What brand are those things? And how does one go about playing just a neck?
#12
Presumably would just do exercises for just the left hand except without picking. Probably wouldn't even notice much of a difference if you were practicing legato (although those necks seem ridiculously short.)
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#13
Quote by Tigerfang
What brand are those things? And how does one go about playing just a neck?

It's called Shredneck, it's basically a tool for warming up/exercising your fingers.
EDIT: I'm surprised you guys haven't heard of these, at my local Sam Ash they're advertised everywhere, it's hard not to see them!
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Last edited by rgrockr at Jun 13, 2010,
#14
Ear training and spend all the time you normally spend playing listening to music. It's amazing what an effect a good shot in the arm of inspiration can have...