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ShredNChunk
post Jul 26 2011, 08:16 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 26 2011, 09:01 PM) *
Always take things slow - I feel that in this moment you are more than overwhelmed with info and you'll soon find yourself in a little rut regarding what you have to choose from all the suggestions you have received. What I can tell you is start slow smile.gif just like the seasons, if winter would come right after the burning summer sun without the autumn to create a transition, we'd probably have a lot of trouble adapting. So, let your body adapt to what you're trying to make it do, give it the proper time and it will reward you with what you want to achieve.

With this in mind, start by organizing your time in order to reach all the points stated above by this amazing team that we all are at GMC smile.gif both students and instructors!


Yes, and that is exactly my goal with this cry for help. I need to figure out WHAT exactly i have to play. Since the possibilities is overwhelming. I want to know exactly what to play next time i pick up my guitar, and i want to be sure that whatever it is, it is something that brings me closer to my ultimate goal. I don't want to pick up the guitar and play Enter Sandman for the 50 millionth time, or play unfocused, and settle for something that i already CAN play, so i dont sound like shit for an entire hour. I need help figuring out a practice routine (that suits me). And i pretty much like to base that practice routine on existing lessons from this site.
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post Jul 26 2011, 08:27 PM
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If your finger(s), normally the pinkie, is flicking up too much, you need to learn to stop it before it happens (if it's already happened then it's too late to correct). Also fingers tend to glue to each other (a finger might be coming up or down with another) and you have to break down that glue. This is a real challenge but comes with practice. Don't rely on one or two exercises to keep practicing thou, you need quite a range of different ones, including finger twister exercises.

I tried to start explaining it here, but don't think I did a good job getting it across, but might still help:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=39458

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post Jul 26 2011, 08:34 PM
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QUOTE (Mike RR24 @ Jul 26 2011, 07:15 PM) *
I do this a lot. I have trouble with finger independence myself. I struggle to keep my little finger from swaying way off the fret board cause I'm not used to using it. I also use a guitar finger exerciser that's actualy seeming to help build strength in my fingers helping me to better control them. Someday's I do better and somedays like yesterday I get so frustrated I had to put down my axe and take a break for a couple hours as I was really feeling disturbed and angry and frustrated. It helps me to read these forums when I get like that cause I know I have support here. I know there is no one way to get faster and more acurate without practicing. Some times I want to do it now and I don't like waiting. Sorry I'm rambling but thanks for hearing me.


You ain't rambling mate smile.gif I totally understand and agree because I have some days when I can't focus on getting things right either. That's the time when your mind has a predispositions towards something else smile.gif as you are a human being, you can't do the same stuff over and over again - your subconscious would like you to do something different smile.gif guitar is also about simple things, beautiful chords and simple melodies for instance... Give these a try and you might have a nice surprise smile.gif


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post Jul 27 2011, 01:02 PM
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Guys. Appreciate your feedback. Was really great of you to take your time, giving me some input.

I don't want to sound like a broken record, but i'd really appreciate some Lessons that would cover my needs (Finger independancy and accuracy, hand to hand synchronization). I have trouble picking 1, 2 or 3 lessons, since the choices are so vast smile.gif

Then i can post back which lessons particularily give me trouble, and which suits my skill level. In the meantime, i will figure out something to get myself recorded. I guess video is crucial, since you want to see my hands while i play.
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post Jul 27 2011, 01:29 PM
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QUOTE (ShredNChunk @ Jul 27 2011, 01:02 PM) *
Guys. Appreciate your feedback. Was really great of you to take your time, giving me some input.

I don't want to sound like a broken record, but i'd really appreciate some Lessons that would cover my needs (Finger independancy and accuracy, hand to hand synchronization). I have trouble picking 1, 2 or 3 lessons, since the choices are so vast smile.gif

Then i can post back which lessons particularily give me trouble, and which suits my skill level. In the meantime, i will figure out something to get myself recorded. I guess video is crucial, since you want to see my hands while i play.


I only just realised your name was ShrednChunk.. I was reading it like ShrednChuck, like a guitar playing Chuck Norris ! biggrin.gif

I would definitely recommend legato lessons as they will help free up your fingers. (Shameless plug coming up..) I've got a 5 part series on legato, with varying difficulties.. this might be worth you looking at. They also introduce you and hone the basic 3 note per string shapes which can be applied to any scale.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bens-Land-Of-Legato/

I would recommend working on your fretting hand for a while until it's got some independance and dexterity before combining too much synchro work with your right hand. It's easier to progress quicker when you don't overload your brain and hands etc.. smile.gif


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