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Gabriel Leopardi
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QUOTE (mhskeide @ Jan 6 2021, 02:59 PM) *
Hey Gabriel! Happy new year biggrin.gif

I have to give a word of warning first; I might have to drop out of GMC for a period during winter/spring 2021, as I have some other stuff going on that will require more time than before, but I`ll try a couple of weeks and see how much time I`m able to spend here. The 1 on 1 with you, as well as the feedback from several instructors on REC is super valuable to me, but at some point, I might have to reconsider if I can`t give any input here myself.

Hi mate!! Happy New Year! Thanks for the update! Even if we don't see you here, I hope that you can keep your guitar practice during this period of time. smile.gif

QUOTE (mhskeide @ Jan 6 2021, 02:59 PM) *
Now, that out of the way: Right hand technique!

I have gotten the comment so many times now regarding much movement with my right hand, but I can`t seem to figure out how to change it. I see that other people move their hands less, and their hand seems almost perpendicular to the strings, but I can`t figure how they are hitting the strings then, without the pick being perpendicular as well.

Any insight or recommended lessons/exercises I can try? For some reason, I do want to play more extreme stuff in the time ahead, and I realize my right hand will be a bottleneck. Turning 30 soon, I think metal are like drugs: You either stop with it, or just keeping going heavy biggrin.gif (not that I do drugs, but I find the comparison amusing).

I'm re-checking your Pantera lesson take while reading this. It's true that your hand movement could be smaller, and I think that this could be the cause of the small timing thing that Kris marked in his comment. The motion is not bad, I don't think that you need to change the angle, you just need to continue practicing until you get used to a smaller movement. There two comments that I'd like to share about this:

- Practicing at slower tempos can help you to force the smaller movement and get used to it.
- Practicing at an uncomfortable fast tempo can also help to get used to a very small movement.

This comments seem to be contradictory but what I get from them is that we need to practice over and below our comfortable tempo if we want to polish our technique. Does it make sense?

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