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CathShadow
post Oct 19 2010, 06:10 AM
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So, I'm playing "Pretty fly for a white guy"..

It's not really a tricky song at all to play.. easy chords, easy riffs etc.. Except I was for some reason having a lot of trouble in the faster slides at parts of the song...

Frustrated with myself, I was about to put the guitar down.. then I stopped took a breath and thought to myself: "I can do this - I've played other things the same or faster, what's wrong with me?"

Which made me relax, my hands relaxed, and I suddenly found I was playing smoother, and cleaner ..

So it seems attitude is very important..?

(btw. on a side note, any tips on getting a nicer slide? (my fingers seem to "stick" to the strings if I slide too much - or too quick.. like my hand is there and my fingers almost get left behind from friction tongue.gif )


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Staffy
post Oct 20 2010, 12:42 PM
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Play with attitude to me is playing something convincing, it doesnt have to be fast or perfect - as long as it tells the listener something. And then there's several moods that can be applied on a attitude as well, sad, slow, happy, aggresive etc. The ultimate would be to in-cooperate these emotions in different phrases that travels between moods and feeling.

This sounds a little far out, or?????

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