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randy120

Member Since 25 Jan 2009
Offline Last Active Jun 14 2018 07:25 PM

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In Topic: going to try again

14 June 2018 - 07:26 PM

Ok. After three (3) years I can finally sit up long enough for a productive practice session. I cannot believe that amount of time has passed. I restarted at the very beginning as I felt this was fastest route to new calluses, finger dexterity, tempo to name a few. I was in lesson 8 when I had my accident and I tried to just m p back in that lesson. Each practice got more frustrating which led to the restart decision. I also added the Song Hits and Spotlight on Blues course supplements for when I am ready for them. I will be starting lesson four next week both core and bonus. I am now using a metronome to each session as this eliminates developing bad tempo and gives structure to the sessions. I was playing slow, fast, slow fast depending on fingering difficulty. Using the metronome forces me to play correct note values as I go from string to string etc. I am finding a lot of value in this approach. Carry on Guitar lovers and remember while playing more may be painful, playing more builds calluses which making playing easier and make you a better guitar player overall.

We moved to a different forum. Come on by.

 

https://www.guitarga...unity/index.php


In Topic: Right and Left hand techniques and developement

18 March 2018 - 12:26 PM

We moved to a new forum. 

 

https://www.guitarga....com/community/

 

I play a lot of finger style, but I don't really use my fingernails. Your nails should be fairly short with no rough edges to catch the string. 


In Topic: Beginner Issues

26 February 2018 - 12:55 AM

I was just wondering if there is a better guitar to start learning with.  I currently have an ovation celebrity, is this ok to start with?

This is a great little electric for just a little cash. Electrics are easier than acoustics. Hold onto your Ovation though it will serve you well.

 

https://www.premierg...-paul-sl-review

 

https://www.sweetwat...detail/ENOLTQCH

 

The forum moved to Guitar Gathering

 

https://www.guitarga...unity/index.php


In Topic: Session 8 Merle Travis Technique

22 February 2018 - 11:53 AM

Hi Tom, The forum has moved to a new improved site. Take your questions to Guitar Gathering.

 

https://www.guitarga...unity/index.php


In Topic: Site Deemed Unsafe

19 January 2018 - 11:47 AM

No error here.