#1
Hello, recently I've picked up my Epiphone guitar that was missing the G string, and had all the strings replaced. I had originally gotten it in 7th Grade, when a few close friends of mine started a band. I never got really "good" as the band fell apart quickly for a number of reasons.

Anyway, Now I've got a bit of free time, and my love for contemporary folk music has me wanting to play the guitar seriously, especially Finger-picking style

While I'm here I might as well ask for some advice.
Im finding Fretting a bit difficult, Ive tried a couple different positions/angles but
If I'm holding the E string, It's hard not to impact the A string and A gives off a fuzzy sound, is there anything in particular I'm doing wrong or are my fingers just to fat?
Last edited by Jadki92 at Aug 20, 2013,
#2
Are you comfortable when playing? As long as your comfortable then just keep practicing, clarity will come in time.

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#3
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#4
Quote by whoomit
Are you comfortable when playing? As long as your comfortable then just keep practicing, clarity will come in time.

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They are absolutely right.

Two things happen with more and more practice: Muscle Memory and Bone Tone.

Your fingers may very well be in the right place, but the muscles are not used to the contortions - just yet :-)

Once you begin building the muscles back up again and you don't have to think about it, what I call "bone tone" starts building next. That is when your hands become the second instrument. You will know it when it happens.

FWIW: I always start with scales when I practice - spend about 20 - 30 minutes doing that to keep my fingers flexible and strengthen the muscle memory. I also, when not playing, will do finger extensions. with your palms facing up try to touch the middle and base of your palm with each of the four fingers - don't forget the thumbs - stretch across to the base of the pinky.

Hope that helps and keep on playing. Welcome back to the guitar!!