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post Dec 13 2011, 04:45 AM
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Greetings GMC - a quick moment to make a correction to a post I made a few months ago.

Some may or may not recollect the details of a post I made a while back. It went something like this -

Don't listen to master guitar instructors who tell you to apply just enough pressure to keep the string pressed against the fret wire when string bending. Instead, one should (listen to an unknown hack like myself) and press down very firmly against the fret wire and keep a loose wrist. I know this is true because blah... blah... blah.

Boy, was I wrong (except for the loose wrist part). It only took me a little over a year to discover that both great instructors on this site and guys like Guthrie Govan and Joe Satriani were right. Amazing, no? Light pressure is the right pressure on an electric guitar. Hope this post saves someone a lot of painfully frustrating practicing sessions.
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Alex Feather
post Dec 13 2011, 08:40 AM
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Hi I am glad you discovered the right way!
Sometimes it takes time and anybody could make a mistake!You were trying to find the best way for yourself and sometimes experimenting is a good idea!!!
This website has great teachers and great lessons! Thanks for this post I am sure a lot of people will find it very helpful!!!

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Ivan Milenkovic
post Dec 13 2011, 09:47 PM
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Usually these small epiphanies mark much larger and important turning points in our musical journey. Congrats smile.gif

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Daniel Realpe
post Dec 14 2011, 01:45 AM
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I agree with Ivan, things like these can take your playing to the next level, it's like taking off a rock off your shoe

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