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HungryForHeaven
post Feb 6 2012, 08:26 PM
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Ok, so I'm practicing a GMC lesson. The most difficult part for me goes something like this:

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----15-14-15-12-15-10-15-----15-----15-----15-----15-----
-12----------------------14-----12-----11----------------
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I am well aware of my outside picking problems, and once I come to this string skipping 13-15-12 part at a reasonable speed, I panic and mess everything up. So I tried to analyze what was really happening.

"Right, but why does he write this in Ben's forum?" you might be tempted to ask.
Well, I noticed that the main cause for messing up actually lied in my fretting hand and not in my picking hand. I didn't accentuate putting my fingers down properly, but I put my pinky on the 15th fret in too sloppy a fashion. Once I started to focus on fretting with more accuracy, I saw a substantial improvement in flow.

After a while of practicing this way, I realized that Ben has been talking about "driving with your left hand". I can't find it in the forum now, and I missed the video chat in which this was discussed. But still, I think I'm finally getting the picture of what it's all about!

So thank you, Ben! cool.gif

Also, I wouldn't mind if you would talk some more about this concept and/or point me to your forum post(s) about it (if there are any).

H4H
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Ben Higgins
post Feb 6 2012, 09:07 PM
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Hey H !

I'm glad that my approach has helped you. We always balme the picking hand but soetimes it's the fretting hand that isn't setting the right directions smile.gif

You can find me explain this more in my thread here https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...st&p=556254 Post 10 and onwards cool.gif


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post Feb 6 2012, 09:12 PM
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Ah, it was hidden within your practice journal.. Thanks again!
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