QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Apr 12 2012, 07:13 PM)
Greetings, Adam San !
What a great job ! I've noticed something interesting though, just like the last Task you did. On the first licks you kind of sneak the first note in before the actual first beat and the second note (the one you hammer on) takes the place of the 1st beat. The lick still works and you can play that but the not you play with the index finger should be the leading note, the 1.
Nothing wrong with the playing though, the protein shakes are obviously working
Cheers, I think it's due to a lack of strength in the index, suprisingly. I found it tough to hammer it down hard enough, consistently. The more strength I can build in my fingers, the more control I'll have.
I think my legato / finger strength is holding me back at the moment, the legato 3 nps pentatonics in this week's chat were tough, but I felt the benefits the day after. If I start the same lick on different fingers, I get different results (picked licks), which highlights some weaknesses, just going to keep training those areas (also mentioned in that Guitar Gym series).
Also, all this legato in the past few weeks, and no nagging pains - feels good