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superize
post Apr 21 2009, 01:09 PM
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I am having probel playing theese patterns on the E A and D string

E -8-10-12

When getting up to the eight fret i am having problems reaching the notes. Especially when going up in the scale......

Does anyone know how to improve that


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post Apr 21 2009, 01:45 PM
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I am having probel playing theese patterns on the E A and D string

E -8-10-12

When getting up to the eight fret i am having problems reaching the notes. Especially when going up in the scale......

Does anyone know how to improve that


These can be quite difficult to do at first. The best thing for me is to keep my thumb at the back of the guitar neck and that way you generally get a wider stretch. This might seem odd at first if you're not used to doing it but its nothing practice won't fix smile.gif
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Dejan Farkas
post Apr 21 2009, 03:26 PM
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As Steve said, to do these stretches you need to have your thumb on the back of the neck, the classical guitar position, and then shift it up as reaching treble strings smile.gif


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post Apr 21 2009, 07:31 PM
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Also please make sure that besides putting your thumb on the back of the neck to also move your fingers in such a position that your fingertips are pointed almost 90 degrees towards the fretboard. I made that mistake to keep them more aligned, which seriously made those stretches more difficult, even when you have the thumb right.



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post Apr 22 2009, 03:24 AM
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All the recommendation are cool smile.gif
I just want to attach some exercises to practice the stretching
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post Apr 22 2009, 08:16 PM
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You must be kidding, if he had problem with 8-10-12 what he will do with 1-4-7 biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

That second part is very tough even with my fingers ohmy.gif To get it in tempo must do a lot of work, but that`s great!

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