What To Do?, No Guitar for a month!!!!!!
rokchik
Apr 2 2007, 11:45 PM
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Hey everybody... sad.gif

Totally bummed out, hurt my shoulder over the weekend playing hockey and doc told me complete rest for 3-4 weeks. Arm in a sling and can't do a thing. Now it's my strumming arm (right) so wondering if any exercises I can do with left hand and no guitar? Very sad...guitars in corner looking so lonely.... plus got new pedals on Saturday haven't even had a chance to use. Also typing with one hand very slow....

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David Wallimann
Apr 3 2007, 12:45 AM
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I recommend spending that time focusing on Andrew's excelent theory classes
You can also spend that time working on ear training and try to recognize by ear all the intervals...
Anothe good thing would be to review all the scales and chords mentally. Even without the guitar you can practice your mental memory of everything you know so far...

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rokchik
Apr 3 2007, 01:13 AM
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Thanks Wallimann!

I've actually been reviewing chords and scales mentally...sorta feel like Phoebe on friends when she was trying to teach Joey how to play guitar and wouldn't let him touch it until he learned the "Old Lady" (G I think it was) and "the claw" (which I believe was C but I could be wrong haven't seen the show in a while) I'll definatley check out the theory classes. Thx again.

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David Wallimann
Apr 3 2007, 04:37 AM
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I'm glad I could help!
I actualy read this story about Joe Satriani who wanted to play the 5 string banjo. He didn't have one but spent months just visualizing mentally the banjo and mentally practicing scales over the instrument. When he finally got the banjo, he knew how to play it...
Let me know if you have any questions!
Hope your shoulder gets better soon!
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Apr 3 2007, 01:44 PM
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Apr 2 2007, 06:45 PM) *
Hey everybody... sad.gif

Totally bummed out, hurt my shoulder over the weekend playing hockey and doc told me complete rest for 3-4 weeks. Arm in a sling and can't do a thing. Now it's my strumming arm (right) so wondering if any exercises I can do with left hand and no guitar? Very sad...guitars in corner looking so lonely.... plus got new pedals on Saturday haven't even had a chance to use. Also typing with one hand very slow....


Hey Rokchik - that really sucks sad.gif

Hope you enjoy my lessons (thanks for the recommendation Wallimann!) - If you have any questions or any ideas for new lessons just let me know!

Hope you recover soon ...

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Zee Deveel
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Well if you can sit the guitar in your lap and just use your left hand then there is a tonne of Legato stuff you could practice.

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QUOTE (Zee Deveel @ Apr 3 2007, 12:50 PM) *
Well if you can sit the guitar in your lap and just use your left hand then there is a tonne of Legato stuff you could practice.


That was my first thought. Sounds like a good time to learn Thunderstruck. biggrin.gif

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Robin
Apr 3 2007, 04:42 PM
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Start playing harmonica! smile.gif

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Stijntjen
Apr 3 2007, 06:43 PM
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yeah, harmonica is cheap, easy to play and fun to improvise with
BUT you mostly should use 2 hands :s
btw anyone has good tabs for harmonica ? they're hard to find sad.gif

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lol! ever since i was like 5 i wanted to play the harmonica rolleyes.gif
never got round to it... unsure.gif

hmmmm biggrin.gif



but yeah, try practicing the legato stuff - pavels got a great lesson on it

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rokchik
Apr 9 2007, 04:03 PM
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Well have been gone from GMC the last week as have been in a demeral stuper. The shoulder is a bit worse than first thought and may require surgery but my doc is hoping it doesn't come to that. Start physio today so hopfully that will solve problem. Guitars are now put in their cases with humidifiers until I can play again. Very sad sad.gif But thanks for the advice guys....even the harmonica. I havn't look at anything in regards to the theory yet as have been in my own little demeral world but plan on starting later today after physio.

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QUOTE (Zee Deveel @ Apr 3 2007, 01:50 PM) *
Well if you can sit the guitar in your lap and just use your left hand then there is a tonne of Legato stuff you could practice.



You beat me to the Legato suggestion!! wink.gif

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