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post Aug 31 2007, 11:47 AM
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Ok so like pretty much everyone on this site would want to be able to play up and down the neck of the guitar back and forth without problems right ? And alot of this is pretty much muscle memory, What IF a fairly easy way to accomplish this would be to .....PLAY IN THE DARK sounds stupid right ? But I thought about it. What a better way to work up your coordination and accuracy. Now im not saying doing this excessivly is good but I think it might be a good Idea ever notice that great guitarists sometimes never look at the fretboard in the most exciting solos ? Same concept....what do you guys think ? tongue.gif


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post Aug 31 2007, 11:50 AM
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I did this a few times, and it helped me so i didnt ahve to look a the fretboard, and my fingers KNEW what they were doing. Its really ahrd at first, but after words, its quite simple!!


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post Aug 31 2007, 11:54 AM
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Yes, I used to do this all the time. It will definitely improve your accuracy.


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post Aug 31 2007, 12:05 PM
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good idea lol ill try tonight


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post Aug 31 2007, 12:10 PM
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Whenever I can't sleep I do that.

In other words I do it all the time tongue.gif

when I just Play my Elec. with no Amp at night,

I play alot better biggrin.gif
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post Aug 31 2007, 12:18 PM
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QUOTE (Slammer @ Aug 31 2007, 03:10 AM) *
Whenever I can't sleep I do that.

In other words I do it all the time tongue.gif

when I just Play my Elec. with no Amp at night,

I play alot better biggrin.gif



Sounds like it works then smile.gif


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post Aug 31 2007, 02:14 PM
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Used to do this whenever I was in sort of a depressed mood, but I agree, it's an easier way to build up coordination and accuracy. Without looking at the frets, you get a definite "feel" for where they are.

I never thought to mention it, glad someone had the idea to put it in writing.


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post Aug 31 2007, 02:43 PM
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Definatly a great idea!You should be able to play everything on the guitar without looking at the fretboard period.You should know what your playing that well,i dont always but this is a good idea and i will try it. smile.gif


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post Aug 31 2007, 04:41 PM
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I can play better is I don't look at the freatboard !!! biggrin.gif And I think that's because you mus't follow your eyes but follow your ears wink.gif


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post Sep 1 2007, 12:35 AM
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QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Aug 31 2007, 07:41 AM) *
I can play better is I don't look at the freatboard !!! biggrin.gif And I think that's because you mus't follow your eyes but follow your ears wink.gif



Agreed ! I think were often to concerned with the what were seeing on are fretboard and not necessarily what we are hearing. But I mean for learning purposes I suppose it would be best to look at the frets when your just starting and what not.
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post Sep 1 2007, 01:00 AM
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I think this is a great suggestion!
Thanks for sharing with us. :-0)
I'm turning off my lights right now...

QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ Aug 31 2007, 06:47 AM) *
Ok so like pretty much everyone on this site would want to be able to play up and down the neck of the guitar back and forth without problems right ? And alot of this is pretty much muscle memory, What IF a fairly easy way to accomplish this would be to .....PLAY IN THE DARK sounds stupid right ? But I thought about it. What a better way to work up your coordination and accuracy. Now im not saying doing this excessivly is good but I think it might be a good Idea ever notice that great guitarists sometimes never look at the fretboard in the most exciting solos ? Same concept....what do you guys think ? tongue.gif


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post Sep 1 2007, 01:12 AM
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Interesting idea, thanks!


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post Sep 1 2007, 05:13 AM
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doesent sound stupid at all! i always do it when the electric energy is gone, i think its a great idea for muscle memory and accuracy, like you said.


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post Sep 1 2007, 06:55 AM
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I usually practice my scale boxes with my eyes closed.....this is just going one step further. Cool Idea. Thanks for sharing. biggrin.gif
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post Sep 1 2007, 12:45 PM
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Guys I think this combined with the " Practicing stuff at night before you go to bed and the result that you might have a better if not closer feel then how you played it the prior night theory" Work well together !
So practice with minimum if not no lighting and before you go to bed, You will be presently surpised by your progress !

smile.gif Tell me if you guys have any other fresh practice ideas.


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post Sep 1 2007, 12:48 PM
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Yeah, I've been doing what you just described ^ for a couple months when I can now. Definitely helps.


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