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post Jan 24 2008, 02:19 AM
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I've just recently started to get serious about my guitar playing and noticed that if I consciously think about trying to hit a certain string say for a solo, then I won't hit there any exercise out there that will improve my ability to hit any given string when I want to hit it?

I hope this isn't just a mental thing, or maybe I'm just thinking about it too much....

Any Help is Appreciated!!!!

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post Jan 24 2008, 02:27 AM
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Alternate picking is the key to most picking problems...and PRACTICE >>PRACTICE>>PRACTICE!
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post Jan 24 2008, 10:03 AM
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Sure man, if you are having troubles with finding a certain string or string skipping, just do some string skipping exercises - they can help a lot. You have a lot of those here, just type string skipping in the search menu.

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post Jan 24 2008, 11:59 PM
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If your muscles don{t know what to do you must help them first with your sight.
Any picking means that first you put your pick on the string (planting/mutting) then apply preasure and then release (must feel and internalize first this steps when you master them then you can forget about them).
You have problem with planting so given that you have yor elbow and wrist razonably placed let{s do this.
Play four times on a string, lets say the first one then go to the second and so on. use only down strokes a confortable tempo and look how you feel and if you have to do unconfortable or ineficient movements the your hand. If you feel for something wrong look for the mistakes. The mistakes are actually a bad order you{re giving to yor body what ever are the reasons. Ged rid of the mistakes.
Now do the excercise with down strokes only and with out looking if you go smootly and with confort you mastered it.
Do this steps with up strokes only
Now with alternate.
Not alternate and 3 notes for string.
Now skiping strings (use a paper and write down all combinations posible).
If you solved your prblem in the middle dont complete the excercises, you dont need them e}any mor for this.
About left hand, don{t use it use first open strings and then a capo so the action and tension of the string is different.
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post Jan 25 2008, 12:09 AM
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I finished nice skipping lesson recently,should be published soon tho,
hope it'll help you to improve your picking accuracy.
In a meanwhile,listen to advices above and practice hard. wink.gif


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