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post Mar 9 2009, 06:27 PM
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Working fine now man, looks like you're making good progress!

Can I ask what you are finding particualy difficult about this when you say you're struggling?

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post Mar 9 2009, 10:17 PM
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I get no "flow" whatsoever doing this legato stuff like this. I don't know what the problem is but nothing about it feels natural. I will keep working on that exercise now and then. Right now I am working on the Palm muting lesson. This one feels much more natural to play although I am having problems with the actual muting smile.gif

Video will probably be coming this week, if I get the time smile.gif


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post Mar 9 2009, 11:41 PM
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My advice would be to just stick with it for a week, my best bet at why it doesn't feel natural at the moment is that you simply haven't played it enough to be stuck in your muscle memory. That simply takes time and repietition I'm afraid!

Looking forward to the palm muting lesson video smile.gif I really enjoyed that one. The upstrokes are indeed hard to mute which is what you may be experiencing.


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I get no "flow" whatsoever doing this legato stuff like this. I don't know what the problem is but nothing about it feels natural. I will keep working on that exercise now and then. Right now I am working on the Palm muting lesson. This one feels much more natural to play although I am having problems with the actual muting smile.gif

Video will probably be coming this week, if I get the time smile.gif



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post Mar 12 2009, 04:11 PM
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Hey man,

How are things going?

I started a topic I would like you to have a look at here: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=25533

Let me know if you have any suggestions or anything.

How's the legato exercise coming along?

Would you like to move on to something new?


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post Mar 13 2009, 08:57 AM
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Hi, I have had a lot to do at work this week and I am leaving for the Canary Islands for a week early sunday morning.

So, no progress yet, I want to master that lesson before moving on so I'll post something in 2 weeks smile.gif


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post Mar 17 2009, 06:54 AM
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Koopid,
I'm working on the same legato slide. It looks easy but it's not! You look like you're getting the hang of it though. I hope it's ok to jump in and give my 2 cents... (I'm not doing any better) but since I'm working on it and struggling with it too, maybe what works for me might help you too. I've found that working it for a day or two @ .20 minutes then taking a day off helps. When I came back I felt like it was just a bit better. But it is work... no way around it. Also I just practice the 3rd, 2nd & 1st string. This is where all the slide action happens and the repetition there seems to help too. Just to let you know it sounds good. It looks like it should be easy but it's not! cool.gif



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post Mar 18 2009, 01:44 AM
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Thats EXACTLY how I'd recommend going about practising these techniques, especially when they feel very unnatural. 20 minutes is in my opinion, at the top end of how much time to soley practice one particular exercise. It is very much down to what works for you though at the end of the day.

But I always end up finding the same thing happens to me Hammerhead, I play for 20 minutes... Take an hour, half a day, full day break and then come back to it and it DOES feel easier and more comfortable for sure.

Id probably recommend doing the entire exercise over the 6 strings though, just because you want to get used to the whole exercise sounding fluid. But can appreciate if you find one part harder than the rest, then thats the area to work on most.

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Koopid,
I'm working on the same legato slide. It looks easy but it's not! You look like you're getting the hang of it though. I hope it's ok to jump in and give my 2 cents... (I'm not doing any better) but since I'm working on it and struggling with it too, maybe what works for me might help you too. I've found that working it for a day or two @ .20 minutes then taking a day off helps. When I came back I felt like it was just a bit better. But it is work... no way around it. Also I just practice the 3rd, 2nd & 1st string. This is where all the slide action happens and the repetition there seems to help too. Just to let you know it sounds good. It looks like it should be easy but it's not! cool.gif



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post Mar 23 2009, 07:46 AM
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Well, thanks for the input (both of you) smile.gif I am back from the canary islands now and can get back to work.

I will keep the legato slide lesson in my practice routine then I guess. I would like it to become more natural. I will focus on learning the palmmuting lesson and see when I can find time to record that one too. Been away from the guitar a week and I have another gig the 3rd of april so I'll have to put some time into that too smile.gif



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post Mar 30 2009, 08:45 PM
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I am really sorry for the non-activity on this thread. I am working a bunch on the lessons though smile.gif

I have a gig on friday after that things should slow down a bit and I should be able to finish the palm muting lesson aswell.


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