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Gabriel Leopardi
post Apr 24 2017, 03:40 PM
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Hi hiepmetalogy! Welcome to Gab's Army!

- How many time have you been playing guitar?
- Favorite guitarists, bands and musicians.
- What are your guitar goals?
- How would you like to you see yourself in 5 years (related to music and guitar)?
- How many time can you play guitar each day?
- Do you have playing live experience?
- Which are your strong and weak points with guitar?
- What do you know about music theory?
- Can you record videos of you playing?
- Share here audios and videos that reflect your current playing.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 24 2017, 02:40 PM) *
Hi hiepmetalogy! Welcome to Gab's Army!

- How many time have you been playing guitar?
- Favorite guitarists, bands and musicians.
- What are your guitar goals?
- How would you like to you see yourself in 5 years (related to music and guitar)?
- How many time can you play guitar each day?
- Do you have playing live experience?
- Which are your strong and weak points with guitar?
- What do you know about music theory?
- Can you record videos of you playing?
- Share here audios and videos that reflect your current playing.


Hi Gabriel,

I have been playing for almost 2 years.
My favorite guitarist is John Petrucci, Buckehead. I like Dream Theater, Children of Bodom
My guitar goals are simply become an guitarist for Rock band in my country
I can spend 2 hours to pratice every day, because I am an Engineer and only spend time in the evening after work
I dont have live experience
My trong point is feeling quite good tempo and my weak point is...my picking hand
I don't know to much about music theory
Here is my video, but it happened last year. Now I get trouble at my picking hand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXZhSjEMxKM&t=4s
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Hi mate! Thanks for your info.

I've watched the video about your pick issue. There are some ideas that come to mind which you could try and see how it results.

- The first one is holding your pick using the part of the fingers which is closer to the tips. I mean something like this:


Like this:

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instead of this:

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- Secondly, try to hold it stronger. Just by now, until the problem disappears.

- Finally try other type of picks. With more grid, smaller (jazz style), or something like this: LINK


Try these ideas and let me know what happens. You can use this lesson to experiment: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Picking-Hand-Basics/




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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 25 2017, 01:18 PM) *
Hi mate! Thanks for your info.

I've watched the video about your pick issue. There are some ideas that come to mind which you could try and see how it results.

- The first one is holding your pick using the part of the fingers which is closer to the tips. I mean something like this:


Like this:

Attached Image

Attached Image


instead of this:

Attached Image


- Secondly, try to hold it stronger. Just by now, until the problem disappears.

- Finally try other type of picks. With more grid, smaller (jazz style), or something like this: LINK


Try these ideas and let me know what happens. You can use this lesson to experiment: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Picking-Hand-Basics/


Hi teacher,

Thank you so much for your elaborate instructions.

I will try to follow your advice. But anyway could you please make the short video to show me the detailed movement of your picking hand when alternate picking (slowly)? I would like so watch it details, then imitate

Thanks in advance and have a nice day
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Hi mate! Yes! I'll record a video for you.

Please check out this thread: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...mp;#entry747035

There is a comment just over mine that you'll find useful.



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 26 2017, 09:39 PM) *
Hi mate! Yes! I'll record a video for you.

Please check out this thread: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...mp;#entry747035

There is a comment just over mine that you'll find useful.


Thanks Gabriel. I watch out video and it is quite useful. However, i think my problem is my index. It is not fixed when I hold pick and hit the string. The slight movement of my index make me not hold pick tightly. I still try but I haven't thought how to my index not moving.
Do you have any idea or exercises to solve it.

Thank you.
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Hi mate, the movement must be from your wrist, and there shouldn't be fingers movement when playing alternate picking. The key is to start the movement a bit from your elbow, but focus it on your wrist.

I think that the best would be to focus on this stuff, try the grid picks, and experiment working on alternate picking lessons. The Picking right hand basics is a good choice. I would like to see a vid of you playing that, with a camera view on your left hand. Is it possible?


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