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post Apr 1 2009, 05:16 PM
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This is a really good idea - I normally look at the fretboard for most of the difficult parts but I have noticed that for some difficult rhythm parts, I can master them faster and better if I don't look at the fretboard.

As well, I picked up a Pod XT before Xmas and I have been playing through that alot lately using headphones. Because all my equipment is in our bedroom, switching to headphones allowed to increase my practice time with the wife around. One night though, I couldn't sleep and started playing at 3am. With no lights and a really quiet background, I was amazed at the sound of my playing despite making mistakes from not being able to see the guitar. So now I try once a week to get up in the middle of the night and play.
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Jose Mena
post Apr 1 2009, 05:25 PM
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Good tip, never thought of it this way, will do it more often from now on, and see what happens.



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post Apr 1 2009, 05:28 PM
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I'll try it, sounds good and useful to not get stuck at a certain BPM. biggrin.gif


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post Apr 1 2009, 05:40 PM
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post Apr 1 2009, 05:51 PM
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Definitely a proper advice. Closing the eyes and just listening what you play is something that means a lot. I use every chance I have to do this, I only look back at the fretboard when I have to move far across the neck.

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post Apr 1 2009, 05:57 PM
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Cool advice!thanks!! wink.gif


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post Apr 1 2009, 06:49 PM
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I really should try this. Often times when i do a long 6 string, or so, run I end up looking at my picking hand... and I have no idea as to why! I think maybe when I was just starting I probably looked at my picking hand a lot and maybe it built up in habit. But now I can't see the fretboard and I'll make sloppy mistakes

I'm going to try this eyes closed thing if nothing else then it won't matter if retarded habits come out and it will probably break it.

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