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Ctodd
post Jul 22 2008, 01:27 AM
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I've decided I'm going to start learning your "O Holy Night" lesson, and I want to nail it, so......

Other than straightfoward, brute force practice, is there anything I should know about practicing trills?

I've experimented using my middle finger and my ring finger to play the 2 fret trills, and I think I'm going to go forth with my index for trills on the higher frets (like you in the video)

but I just wanted to know if there is anything else I would need to know before I tackle this one. I'm pretty much a beginner, been playing pretty casually for about a year, and I have really started playing a lot lately.


Thanks!

-Chris

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Marcus Lavendell
post Jul 22 2008, 11:14 AM
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Hi Chris!

Well, you must be completely relaxed in your fingers when doing trills. It's very easy to get tense (I guess you've noticed that already). I don't think practicing very slow is a good idea though. So practice as fast as you can, but if you tense up then stop and rest for a few seconds smile.gif

I'd love to hear your version of O, Holy Night if you want to share it some day smile.gif

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Ctodd
post Jul 22 2008, 10:54 PM
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Aye, thanks for the tip.... I was going to start out slow, but I'll try starting out fast and see where that gets me.

As for my version... well...... Maybe in time for Christmas tongue.gif

also, What gauge strings are you using in that lesson...I'm using .09s right now, and I would think that would be light enough for those bends. (I have seen guitar shops that carry .08s)

anyway, just curious....

Thanks again!

-Chris

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post Jul 28 2008, 07:41 AM
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Cool! Looking forward to hear it smile.gif

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post Jul 31 2008, 10:12 PM
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if you want my opinion. Good trills are a combination of several things. The three most essential ones is, your physique (which is trained by pushing your limit, like marcus described), good timing which is trained to a metronome at slow speed, then raising. Good pull off/ hammer on technique, which is best practised very very slowly, not to a metronome, try to find the attack that you like the best. Also try to stay in pitch.

I hope I made a good point or two.

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