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Hey mate smile.gif Welcome back! Well, how are things going with you?


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Wops, I'm a bit slow on the replies apparently.
Hi, thanks. Good. Trying to work out how to play stuff without tensing up. smile.gif
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QUOTE (Zaek @ Jul 9 2014, 04:23 PM) *
Wops, I'm a bit slow on the replies apparently.
Hi, thanks. Good. Trying to work out how to play stuff without tensing up. smile.gif


Hey bro smile.gif Welcome back!

Tell me more about your tensing problem - when does it occur usually? Does it appear with every technique, only when you play rhythm or lead as well?

The more you tell me or show me, the more I can help smile.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 9 2014, 05:28 PM) *
Hey bro smile.gif Welcome back!

Tell me more about your tensing problem - when does it occur usually? Does it appear with every technique, only when you play rhythm or lead as well?

The more you tell me or show me, the more I can help smile.gif

Let's rock!

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Hi, thanks! smile.gif
No, it seem to mostly happen when I try to alternate pick at higher speeds, in other words, when I have to concentrate a lot.
I would assume the answer to fix this is to take notice of the body, and going gradually up in speeds to pin-point where and why the tension happens.

But it seems to only be when I'm trying to play specific stuff, if I just noodle around on the fret-board with various techniques, there is almost no tension ohmy.gif

I could try to show you later today, but now I've gotta run off for work!

Thanks.

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You have given yourself a very honest answer mate smile.gif Now, two things:

1) If you could show me such a critical moment in a video, I could tell you more, of course, based on what I see and hear and...

2) Making a good habit out of noticing what's happening and taking action WHEN it is happening, will work wonders of course smile.gif That means, if you notice a problem, don't continue like it's not there, but stop, isolate the part that causes trouble, slow it down and practice it taking into account the relaxation, precision, clean playing and articulation of the phrase at the low speed. Once you are comfortable, raise the speed gradually to get to your desired level smile.gif

Let me know what you think, ok?

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Hi, thanks! smile.gif
No, it seem to mostly happen when I try to alternate pick at higher speeds, in other words, when I have to concentrate a lot.
I would assume the answer to fix this is to take notice of the body, and going gradually up in speeds to pin-point where and why the tension happens.

But it seems to only be when I'm trying to play specific stuff, if I just noodle around on the fret-board with various techniques, there is almost no tension ohmy.gif

I could try to show you later today, but now I've gotta run off for work!

Thanks.

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 11 2014, 09:46 AM) *
You have given yourself a very honest answer mate smile.gif Now, two things:

1) If you could show me such a critical moment in a video, I could tell you more, of course, based on what I see and hear and...

2) Making a good habit out of noticing what's happening and taking action WHEN it is happening, will work wonders of course smile.gif That means, if you notice a problem, don't continue like it's not there, but stop, isolate the part that causes trouble, slow it down and practice it taking into account the relaxation, precision, clean playing and articulation of the phrase at the low speed. Once you are comfortable, raise the speed gradually to get to your desired level smile.gif

Let me know what you think, ok?

Cosmin


Hi! - I've been trying to get it in a video, but from what I've noticed in the past few days (just started vacation, body isnt tired from work when I play) it seems to be more of a gradual buildup of tension from ignoring tiny amounts of tension! - So, I'll try to focus on that when it happens, and get it worked out like you mentioned. smile.gif

Oh, and I think I'll start working on this https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...ssical-etude-1/

Way out of my comfort zone and abilities at the moment, but aim for the skies right? tongue.gif

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Hey mate smile.gif

You have started on a good path - now, in order for you to have less and less to deal with tension, as you noticed, your body is relaxed, because of no stress beforehand - work or other similar things. You should learn how to enter such a state of mind in which you leave everything else aside and the body will also follow.

It's amazing to discover what we can do if we put our minds to it smile.gif Being aware is the most important thing:

When and why am I starting to tense up?

As soon as you feel that coming, stop relax and start again - there will come a point when you will be able to relax while playing, but until then, you should become comfortable with the tension provoking movements at slow speeds, where they can't provoke anything. Focus on small and relaxed movements and keep this spirit when you are raising the speed smile.gif

About the lesson, if you play it correct, in good timing, clean and articulated at 75% speed, I think it's excellent. The purpose here is to be able to play correct and then, speed will come in time. What do you think?


QUOTE (Zaek @ Jul 14 2014, 01:49 PM) *
Hi! - I've been trying to get it in a video, but from what I've noticed in the past few days (just started vacation, body isnt tired from work when I play) it seems to be more of a gradual buildup of tension from ignoring tiny amounts of tension! - So, I'll try to focus on that when it happens, and get it worked out like you mentioned. smile.gif

Oh, and I think I'll start working on this https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...ssical-etude-1/

Way out of my comfort zone and abilities at the moment, but aim for the skies right? tongue.gif

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