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#1 Paully

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 11:32 PM

Well I spent close to 6 months in S. 5+6.
And decided on move on 2 weeks ago on the
1st of September.
It is a great decision as I'm enthusiastic
about practice again, and learning something
new.
If you're interested in encouraging each other
feel free to post in this thread. We can do this
together.
Be excellent to each other,
Paully :)
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Posted 02 September 2015 - 05:16 AM

Congrats Paully!! Glad to see you've made it to the next session.  How ya liking the barre chords so far?  :)  Don't worry, it gets better!!

 

I started Session 7 yesterday after a few weeks away from guitar. I've been playing barres on & off for a while though.  The 1st fret barre still whips my butt! LOL I'll be joining on you on this road for a while!


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Posted 02 September 2015 - 03:18 PM

For better or for worse, I'll be joining you all in Session 7 on Monday, Labor Day.  GOOD LUCK TO US ALL!!


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#4 DianeB

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 02:50 AM

Well done, Paully!


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 04:14 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of Barre chords.

 

Take your time and have fun :P


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#6 Paully

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 04:42 AM

Alright everyone,
We can do this. :)
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Posted 04 September 2015 - 04:23 PM

Yes, we can Paully.   Barre Chords are tough and this is going to be a huge test of determination.  But you have already proven your determination in sessions 5 & 6.  I seriously recommend that you do not spend as long on barre chords as I did, which was about a year.  I wanted to get them down and, am glad I did. But I should have moved on and continued to work them as part of a daily routine.  You will find barre chords are tougher the closer you are to the nut.  Barre chords at fret 1 are the hardest and they get progressively easier up to about fret 10?  Then the fingers get crowded.  But you probably know this by now.    I got them pretty good at G and A and higher.  But I got hung up on getting the F7 ringing clean and just obsessed over it.

 

Get the 6th and 5th string barre chords to ring clean, especially further up the neck.  Make sure that you have both 5th and 6th forms committed to memory.  So much of mastering barre chords is developing finger strength and that just takes time.  Time that your could spend learning strumming, etc., while developing that strength.

 

Good luck!  Keep us up to date on your progress.  And enjoy!


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Posted 06 September 2015 - 07:50 PM

I'm with you Paully. Just got started in session 7 today.  Back in my "live lesson" days with an instructor, I went through this, but will have a do over with this course. I'm not sure I got all the notes ringing correctly but will fix that this time. Moveable chords are great addition to the guitar repertoire.    So I am going to pay attention to the date and be aware of of how long I am spending in this section with a focus of spending more time learning actual songs.

 

I want to get the point where my son is at.  He knows many songs down cold and when requested can play any one of several songs at a moments notice and entertain the family.

He sings along with them which is totally beyond me, strumming and playing and not missing a beat.  Me, I have to entirely focus on what my hands are doing.   Singing totally throws me off.


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Posted 06 September 2015 - 10:10 PM

You are moving right along. Congratulations!

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#10 Paully

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 01:50 AM

Hey Thumz,
Tomorrow is the day you'll be starting on S. 7 right?
Good luck and keep us updated. :)
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Posted 07 September 2015 - 03:17 AM

congratulation Paully! You encourage me to finish up session 6 and join you and the others who moved on to session7


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#12 Paully

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 12:17 AM

All right Wyo,
Look forward to seeing you soon.
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Posted 08 September 2015 - 05:40 PM

Hey Thumz,
Tomorrow is the day you'll be starting on S. 7 right?
Good luck and keep us updated. :)

 

Yes Paully.  Yesterday was the day, though probably not a good day with it being a holiday and all.  Hands were also sore from doing too much (or not enough, depending on who you ask) yard work. 

 

I watched the lesson and gave some of the exercises a half-hearted try.  I'll give it a much more serious go tonight after work.  It's not looking like it's going to be easy though.  But that's OK.  In a week or so, I'll be in the swing of things and noticing teeny tiny bits of progress being made, hopefully.

 

Good luck.  I'll keep you posted on my progress, or lack of it.


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Posted 09 September 2015 - 12:07 AM

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 04:47 AM

Spent ½ an hour working on barre chords today.
Gotta learn to loosen my grip.
My thumb was killing me. :)
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Posted 11 September 2015 - 06:10 AM

Good luck Paully! You'll do great in session 7, especially with your determination and patience!


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 03:28 AM

Well, getting through the bonus exercises. I'm making sure I am spending time on the songs as well. I'm learning Day Tripper from "The Hits"

Going to make sure I know those scales next.

 

I have switched to the electric to help make the learning of barre chords just a bit easier.

 

How are the rest of you Session 7 folks doing ??


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 02:02 PM

I have upgraded to a better acoustic, but I think I need to switch to electric too because the learning process has been slow and frustrating so far.


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 04:11 AM

The hand strength is coming along nicely.  I quickly had to learn to adjust my hand pressure during the 1st week as my hand hurt so much in the area between the thumb and index finger.  I learned after much experimenting to softly apply the minimum needed pressure to fret for clear ringing notes and maintaining that same light pressure during chord changes.  I'm still working on strength for frets 1-3.   How's everyone doing?


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#20 Paully

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 05:52 PM

I've learned to pull with my index finger not squeeze with my thumb.
I've got the chord shapes just about memorized.
So things are working out well. :)
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