Guitar Chat 2007-07-05
Jul 13 2007, 08:40 PM
Posts: 1.040
Joined: 23-April 07
From: Stockholm, Sweden
22:19:29 Gaelan: heya
22:19:32 Smikey2006: hello
22:19:36 Gaelan: how goes?
22:19:50 Smikey2006: goes alright... just waiting for people to post stuff haha
22:19:54 Smikey2006: hey look its kabokee
22:19:55 Gaelan: ahhh
22:20:05 AIB234: my guitar is hereeee
22:20:05 Gaelan: heylo
22:20:09 Smikey2006: yay!
22:20:12 Smikey2006: PICTURES!
22:20:23 Gaelan: I jsut picked up a Peavey for my kid
22:20:24 AIB234: you already know what an RG350 looks like
22:20:29 Smikey2006: ilol shh
22:20:34 Gaelan: paid 50 bucks for it
22:20:40 Smikey2006: but i dunno what youuurrr RG350 looks like haha
22:20:49 Smikey2006: lucky kid haha
22:21:14 Gaelan: got him a Raptor Plus... all it needed was a dusting and a tuning
22:21:18 Smikey2006: lol you get it in white or black?
22:21:21 AIB234: white
22:21:24 Smikey2006: siiiccck
22:21:31 AIB234: black is uuugly on the 350
22:21:32 Smikey2006: raptor plus eh
22:21:35 Smikey2006: yea it really is haha
22:21:58 Gaelan: it's all he needs... ain't gettin him anything better unless he shows an interest
22:22:01 Smikey2006: the raptor sorta looks like a fender right?
22:22:08 Gaelan: sorta
22:22:14 Smikey2006: a bit boxier
22:22:19 Smikey2006: not as curved
22:22:22 Gaelan: not really
22:22:27 Smikey2006: hmm
22:22:29 AIB234: do either of you guys play a lot of legato? I notice that my index finger, when it's the lowest fret for a pattern so I keep it in the same spot, gets really tense and I put a lot of pressure on it after a while... any ideas?
22:22:51 Smikey2006: i don't play too much not enough to make my hand hurt
22:22:59 Smikey2006: just keep doing it.. strength eh
22:23:17 AIB234: but it gets hard because I put so much pressure on my index
22:23:23 Gaelan:
22:23:30 Gaelan: that's what I got my kid
22:23:45 AIB234: nice Gaelan
22:24:13 Smikey2006: sweet.. wait aib when yer satin legato what exactly are you refirring to haha
22:24:22 Smikey2006: becuase alot of things could be classified as "legato"
22:25:00 Gaelan: was hoping that there would be some diferent stuff seein as I ain't been to GMC in about a month cuz of work
22:25:43 Smikey2006: few new instructors and a few new lessions but thats about it
22:25:46 Gaelan: don't think I"ll be renewing my membership the licks are cool but I still can't play anything
22:25:47 Smikey2006: they changed the homepage too
22:25:55 Smikey2006: aww darn
22:26:14 Smikey2006: im renewing for sure.. yea there really isn't too much beginners stuff
22:26:21 Smikey2006: alot of stuff in the fourms but meh
22:26:34 Gaelan: figured by now I'd at least be able to play SOMETHING but no luck
22:26:55 Gaelan: can't even do an A minor pentatonic scale without screwin up
22:26:59 Smikey2006: ahh
22:27:04 Smikey2006: practice nice and slow haha
22:27:28 Gaelan: my mettronome is as slow as it gets and it's still too fast
22:27:37 Smikey2006: uh oh
22:27:46 Smikey2006: whats the BPM?
22:27:53 Smikey2006: because 20 shudn't be too fast
22:27:55 Gaelan: slowest it goes is 60
22:28:01 Smikey2006: o
22:28:06 Smikey2006: so 1 note a second
22:28:13 Gaelan: yep
22:28:27 Gaelan: my brain jsut isn't registering proper or soemthing
22:28:34 Smikey2006: maybe play it without metronome for a bit
22:28:42 Gaelan: I do
22:28:51 Gaelan: have been for a month
22:29:01 Gaelan: as soon as I turn on the metronome I get screwed up
22:29:29 Gaelan: still can't do barre chords
22:29:32 Smikey2006: hmm
22:29:35 Smikey2006: wierd
22:29:48 Gaelan: lol switching between chords is choppy at best
22:29:53 Smikey2006: haha
22:29:58 Smikey2006: yea chords are evil
22:30:10 Smikey2006: maybe try going out and getting a live instructor for a bit
22:30:20 Smikey2006: just so they can show you what to do in person
22:30:30 Gaelan: my biggest problem I think is that I haven't figured out how to place my fingers so I don't accidentally mute strings
22:30:46 Gaelan: i have really fat finger tips
22:30:54 AIB234: sorry I got side tracked (
22:31:00 AIB234: there's only one legato I know of mike
22:31:06 Gaelan: there aren't any instructors around here
22:31:09 AIB234: just pick the first note and pus and hos for the rest.
22:32:22 Smikey2006: haha okay good
22:32:30 Smikey2006: well i dunno whats the problem with pain then haha
22:32:39 Smikey2006: just practice doing just hm and pu
22:32:46 Smikey2006: just like do a 5-75-75-75-7 thingy
22:32:49 Gaelan: anyhooz
22:32:57 Gaelan: I need to scoot
22:33:02 Smikey2006: like use all fingers do something like 5-75-8-5-9
22:33:04 Smikey2006: cya later
22:33:08 Gaelan: ta
22:33:34 AIB234: I don't have pain
22:33:49 Smikey2006: oh what u say was wrong then lol
22:34:04 AIB234: I have way too much pressure with my index finger when I leave it stationary when playing a 7-9-7-6 pattern or any pattern where my index stays on the same fret
22:34:28 Smikey2006: hmm
22:34:36 Smikey2006: oh and then yer just leaning on that fingerr
22:35:04 Smikey2006: i think it wud have to do with either calis's giving way and causing you to apply more preasure or its just a stamina thing
22:35:36 Smikey2006: those r the only 2 things i could thing off
22:35:38 Smikey2006: of*
22:36:09 AIB234: no my fingers don't have any pain
22:36:20 Smikey2006: wierd
22:36:26 Smikey2006: i dunno then.. is it really a problem hahah
22:36:36 AIB234: lol
22:36:36 AIB234: yes
22:36:40 Smikey2006: lol
22:37:01 Smikey2006: i dunno just keep doin it i guess
22:37:21 Smikey2006: i get that too after doing it along time.. but as my hand strength increased i wud apply alot less preasure and it wud be okay again
22:37:47 AIB234: i9 dunno, we'll see
22:37:51 AIB234: but back to playing for me
22:37:52 AIB234: ttyl!
22:37:55 Smikey2006: ;lol cya

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