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> Beginner's Corner 12: Strumming & Rhythm, Lesson By Bear Rose
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post Dec 29 2014, 09:47 AM
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Original lesson: Beginner's Corner 12: Strumming & Rhythm by Bear Rose

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post Dec 29 2014, 12:22 PM
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This is going to be good for your strumming technique, man.

You've got quite a good grasp of this already, it just needs a bit of work to get it sounding smoother (with the chord changes) and tighter.

There's a few places where you go a bit in front of the beat so it sounds rushed.. try to avoid it, if you can.

Your chord changing is looking a lot smoother here than the other lesson.. some chord progressions just roll off the fingers easier due to the way they're positioned.

Your strumming is looking more relaxed as well so just keep doing what you're doing !

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post Dec 29 2014, 06:41 PM
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Watching another of Your takes I think I would focus on one thing that is crutial for Your right hand. One common problem is Your wrist that is frozen (doesn't move smile.gif ) while it is our main "force" source for playing both - strumming and alternate picking. It's the essential point to achieve comfor and relax while playing. The more You'll focus on that part, the faster You'll solve Your biggest problem at the moment smile.gif

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post Dec 30 2014, 08:41 AM
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Hey mate,

Nothing more to add here, but as I mentioned in your previous takes set which you posted last time, I too will underline the importance of relaxing and not holding the wrist so stiff. Another thing you can do - maybe you already did it? - would be to rehearse the piece against the original recording of the lesson, so that you will be able to get a good feeling of the groove and also, trying to tap your foot to the ground and understand where each chord change begins and ends can help greatly.

These things will definitely help you with your timing, so try them on and see how it feels.

All the best,


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