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well, in that case, continue on your journey, my fellow guitar chum
Because you have to faff around with batteries. Batteries cost money.
I noticed that in the videos you would flex your hand after an exercise or two- which I think for someone that has been playing for as long as you, shouldnt happen. This probably means your fretting hand is very tense.
So, relax, and instead of putting pressure on the whole neck,by using your whole hand and wrist, try to keep your wrist relaxed and instead have your fingers do all of the work.
Hey, maybe I am wrong, but either way I hope this helps.
The thing I finally realized relatively recently - and it's dead simple, I don't know why this didn't occur to me years ago - about body parts and guitar playing, is to just use the one which is most suited to the type of motion you need to make. The biggest factor is the size the motion needs to be. So, you are picking one string fast, you need small movements - ok, the wrist fits the bill. You want to progress through several strings while doing this. That's a bit of a big movement for the wrist. You keep the wrist motion going for the picking of the individual strings, but overlap some elbow motion into it to get from string to string. You can't do that with the frozen elbow technique people get when they take the "must pick with your wrist" thing too literally. Earlier in my development, I couldn't cross strings very evenly. The notes would bunch up on each string. This would totally puzzle me. I'd look at my pick movements on each string, and they be nice and neat and economical (for then) - maybe a millimeter of movement of each side of the string as I picked. Then I'd look at the gap between the strings and it would be a good 1/4". I'd say to myself, "how the hell am I supposed to make | | movement as quickly as || movement"? It totally didn't make sense, it seemed impossible. That is until I started using a little bit of elbow along with the wrist when it was needed.
The same logic applies to the fretting hand. Take string skips. So your fingers are making these nice small movements fretting one string. Then suddenly you have to skip a whole string. Even if you keep your fingers close to the fretboard, there's a much larger distance to cover perpendicular to the neck. Well, if you take your next larger joint - your wrist - and put a quick little rotation in there, you can cover that 3/4" inch or so in no time.
All of these motions - using small joints for small movements, and larger joints for large movements - are very natural. The biggest problem with anchoring (including anchoring your forearm so that only your wrist can move) in my opinion is that it prevents you from making these natural motions.
number 2 on your list is wrong, think about it. Anchoring limits your wrists range of motion therefore making it necessary to use your elbow to pick fast. Try and think more in terms of the picks motion to the string and concentrate on what muscles you are using when picking. also carpal tunnel is caused when too much pressure is applied to the underside of the wrist which compresses the median nerve, this is usually caused buy guitar players that fix their wrist to the guitar heavily. also happens to people who anchor their wrists to their desk when using a keyboard and mouse.
I think you should talk to him about it - ask him the benefits of doing it his way, and discuss the disadvantages you know of with him. See how the conversation goes and take it from there.
Pfft. In my humble opinion, it's totally fine to noodle when you're playing other peoples music too - just don't call it practice or let it push practice out
Why stop yourself from doing something that is fun because it's "waste of time"? Fun is why we picked up the instrument after all...
you mean 4 notes of the major scale in a row on each string? that sounds usless in any song scenario but maybe for stretching it would be good. personally i only do 3 on each string at the most. because that 4th is just easier to hit by moving down a string ><
id just sit down and figure out where you want to go with music and tell your teacher those goals
I can't offer any advice about the picking, since I've never really used the thumb/index method - I use pretty much 90% wrist/10% elbow and have had pretty good success with that.
The 4th's exercise is a very good one for inside string crossing, and learning to roll your left hand fingers better.
would anyone suggest it? cause from what i heard i know les paul necks used to be thinner they were now or thats what i heard and if so how should i approach doing this task? how thing could i go wihtout causing any damage to my guitars build?
I think i understand modes, but i have only watched a little bit of frank gambale modes no more mystery and this is what i think they are. Basically a major scale will sound a like a different mode depending on what chord is being played in the backing and what note you resolve to. So a C major scale will sound E phrygian if played over an Em7 chord, it will be the same notes as c major but when resloving to the note e and played over the e chord it sounds phrygian.
Is this right or have i misunderstood them?
Can people stop doing this with modes?!
Those scales are not all in the key of C. They are in the keys of C Ionian. D dorian, and E phrygian.
I think it causes confusion to think of C as a "parent scale", as each scale is a scale in its own right! When I play D dorian, I'm not thinking "this is the second mode of C major", rather "this is D dorian". Its much simpler to think lika that- once you get where the modes come from.
I don't think Ionian should be considered the "parent scale", its just another mode.
All modes are created equal
Hmmm this anki looks good but you can't print and stuff. Does anyone know a similar thing that allows you to print flashcards? (that you have madE)
oh, my bad then. i like the idea, i'll give it a try, but 10,000 cards would be a little time-consuming to reach, though
Interesting ideas, but I think you mean "exasperating"
Think that when you are a hardcore guitar player, chicks will dig you and you will get laid like a billion times... A day.
How can I get a 8-bit sound without pedals?
Okay any of you guys know of a build or a schematic that is a bluesy overdrive pedal kind of thing? I`m sure many of you do.
Now do any of you know of a bluesy OD pedal with an onn off switchable extra gain stage added in?
If not please just reccomend a schematic with a good bluesy clip and I`ll add the gain stage myself...
There's this chromatic legato exercise (which I'm sure you may have all heard of) that goes 1-2-3-4 going up (hammering-on) on all the strings, then 5-4-3-2 (pull-offs) and so on up the fretboard, up to 10th position, and back down again. However, I find that when I go back down to 2nd/1st position, there's this awkward ache in my hand. The pain is in the bit by my thumb. I position my thumb in the middle of the neck, below where my middle finger is placed. Does anyone know why I'm experiencing this pain in my hand and how I can avoid it?
a couple of links for you then
you said in another thread you tried the js20s which is basically a js100, the js1200 and 1000, feel totally different so i agree you gotta try one 1st but you will be impressed...