#1
Okay so I am starting to not like how I play. I just find myself being a bit sloppy and I need help from u guys to determine what's wrong.

Here's a video of me playing various bits of "You can't do that" (The Beatles).

Any tips or help would be appreciated!

here's the youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIGSHb33ReY&feature=youtube_gdata

sry I though the quality might have been better, i used sony vegases "upload to youtube" feature. If more quality is needed then just ask.

I also might be posting some more videos of different songs that I would like to be critiqued at and tips.

EDIT: K here's the link to my RIGHT hand technique. With multiple views! I play I feel fine three times in the beginning to show three different ways I hold my right hand around the strings and stuff. here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3EdCbpUdCg
Last edited by Dig_a_Pony at Jun 18, 2011,
#3
Quote by supersac


one thing thought try to work on having your bends be in tune a bit


yeah your right! I 'm still learning that solo part! thanks for the info
#4
Great job!

Just keep working on the bends. Make sure you always bend. Got a tuner @ home? Keep playing and you'll get more comfortable.
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#5
Quote by AtomicBirdy
Great job!

Just keep working on the bends. Make sure you always bend. Got a tuner @ home? Keep playing and you'll get more comfortable.



really ? I always thought I was mediocre! lol seriously don't try and make me feel good! I need to get better not applauded
#6
Were you humming in the background? lol
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This +10000

You're a decent 11'er Bryc3e


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#7
relax your hand/wrist a bit
it seems very tense to me

especially when you played the pseudo-hendrix barre chords
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#8
Quote by Dig_a_Pony
really ? I always thought I was mediocre! lol seriously don't try and make me feel good! I need to get better not applauded


It's good you think it's shit. That means you'll be willing to work even harder to perfect the technique.

I'm a shredder/soloist, so I can't comment on the nuances of chord playing. To my ears it sounded quite fine.
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#9
Quote by Bryc3e
Were you humming in the background? lol


yes ... XD got to keep time somehow bro
#10
Quote by AXmichigan
relax your hand/wrist a bit
it seems very tense to me

especially when you played the pseudo-hendrix barre chords



good advice . I'll try that next time
#11
Pretty great man.

I noticed how your pinky goes a little wonky on that first chord. Just keep it a bit more linear with the others.

When you bend I also see your pinky getting completely off the fretboard, that's a pretty nasty habit. Just stay completely relaxed when playing. Try playing one note with as little strength as possible, notice how little strength it really takes to make a note, and basically use this method for everything involving a guitar.

You didn't even show us your picking technique! Seems like nothing is affecting how things sound, but if it's uncomfortable by all means show us!
#12
Quote by HeatMaster22
Pretty great man.

I noticed how your pinky goes a little wonky on that first chord. Just keep it a bit more linear with the others.

When you bend I also see your pinky getting completely off the fretboard, that's a pretty nasty habit. Just stay completely relaxed when playing. Try playing one note with as little strength as possible, notice how little strength it really takes to make a note, and basically use this method for everything involving a guitar.

You didn't even show us your picking technique! Seems like nothing is affecting how things sound, but if it's uncomfortable by all means show us!



Yeah that should be the number one thing I should practice now, pressing with as little strength as possible whilst producing a clean sound.

I'll definitely post a vid of my right hand doing some other random song and stuff, maybe now ... brb
#13
Quote by HeatMaster22
Pretty great man.

I noticed how your pinky goes a little wonky on that first chord. Just keep it a bit more linear with the others.

When you bend I also see your pinky getting completely off the fretboard, that's a pretty nasty habit. Just stay completely relaxed when playing. Try playing one note with as little strength as possible, notice how little strength it really takes to make a note, and basically use this method for everything involving a guitar.

You didn't even show us your picking technique! Seems like nothing is affecting how things sound, but if it's uncomfortable by all means show us!



K here's the link to my RIGHT hand technique. With multiple views! I play I feel fine three times in the beginning to show three different ways I hold my right hand around the strings and stuff. here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3EdCbpUdCg
#14
My opinion from just a very quick look (and I'm alson not a great player!!!)

Left: I think your left wrist is over-arched so therefore tense. Some of your fingers are not fretting right behind the fret so your chords buzz a bit and maybe you need to accent some beats.

Right: I think that you shouldn't anchor your 3rd and 4th fingers on the guitar. I think you should rest your hand on the bridge....

Why don't you try playing much much slower and more accurately and also use a metronome to play in time....

Also accent your beats more maybe.

Try these books and DVDs maybe:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books&field-author=Bruce%20Buckingham

http://www.amazon.com/Rhythm-Guitar-Complete-Bruce-Buckingham/dp/B000FK91T6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1308410106&sr=8-4-spell

http://www.guitarprinciples.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=1

http://www.guitarprinciples.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=5

http://www.guitarprinciples.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=8

http://truefire.com/techniques-guitar-lessons/rhythmology/

Hope that helps!
#15
It sounds like you need to practice more. I can almost hear the hesitation and insecurity in your playing.

For this particular song though, hit and put more emphasis on the lower strings then the higher. Strum harder too. This is the way John Lennon played it.
#16
I don't think you should anchor like qwerty was saying. This would basically handicap you from the style of music you're playing now.

With the picking you should move your hand so your palm is on the bridge of the guitar. This gives you the best position for proper wrist movement and better muting.

If the way you hold the pick feels good to you, keep it as is. But feel free to try holding the pick in different ways
#17
Quote by HeatMaster22
I don't think you should anchor like qwerty was saying. This would basically handicap you from the style of music you're playing now.

With the picking you should move your hand so your palm is on the bridge of the guitar. This gives you the best position for proper wrist movement and better muting.

If the way you hold the pick feels good to you, keep it as is. But feel free to try holding the pick in different ways



WAY back on the bridge?! Dayum. It feels so awkward! Can you show me some vids or something where others rest their hand on the bridge?
#18
That's actually what i meant - sorry!- Didn't explain properly!

Rest your hand on the bridge when playing single notes or power chords, take your hand off the bridge when strumming....

Here is me messing with pentatonics. I am resting my hand on th bridge to play the single note stuff...I actualy just noticed that my pinky is all tense...that's not good, try and avoid that!!! Try to relax both hands as much as possible so that you get rid of al tension...

I'm learning too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC0KhkdpVUM

Maybe some of the teachers can chime in!!!
Last edited by qwertyman2010 at Jun 20, 2011,
#19
okay i see what ur jiving at! But it feels so awkward! Especially how my palm keeps touching the low E!
#20
It takes a bit of getting used to. And I am not sure if it is a good technique or not but if you scour Youtube, there are lots of different teachers recommending different things!

e.g.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACH5Z_YPmVg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6chvmhx69Ds&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPg6wWZgreU

I think the most important thing is to remove tension in your hands and fingers!!