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Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:59 am | jump to post

Pebber is a great teacher. I think what you want to practice are a bit of these three categories: 1) the mechanics of playing (right/left hand technique, posture, wrist angles, being relaxed as possible, etc); 2) ear training (which I neglected as a result held myself back); and 3) learning the language and vocabulary of music as it applies to the music you want to play. 1 just makes you able to play what you want to play. 2 connects what you want to play to what you're hearing most efficient...

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Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:51 am | jump to post

I never used it, I don't think I ever heard of it, but I am going to check it out. Ear training has always been the thing I neglected most, that plus hygiene and manners. So, time to work on ear training. Thanks for posting.

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Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:52 am | jump to post

cool, Farelli. I feel like we're on similar journeys here. Blitzer, may I ask how long you've been playing? It doesn't actually matter. I recently discovered technical things I took for granted and then let slip away, or talked my self back away from, are things I need to double-down on in my current practice. For me the big thing is remembering the amount of patience I had when I was first learning, to do the work. The obstacle I'm facing right now is to keep my wrist straight when I'm on ...

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Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:09 pm | jump to post

here are two pictures, I won't say either are perfect, but they're typical for what I'm talking about that I'm doing. It might not be clear, but my wrist isn't as straight as I'd like it to be, I didn't really take my time and find the perfect spot on the finger tip, I just kinda played around pressing my fingers into the strings, and let the rut in the fingers happen.Thanks for the clarification and the second picture, I should've gotten it with the first one though. So, on guitar one finger ...

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Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:27 pm | jump to post

I got out in '88, and luckily for me there was a classical teacher who taught in the college I went to, but man GIT-- so cool. I enjoyed reading your post, and as I return to seriously woodshedding on my instruments, I look forward to reading more what you (and everyone) post here.
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Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:17 pm | jump to post

are we looking at the pad of the finger? Is your finger nail in back of what we're seeing?The line the string makes on our finger tips is something I obsessed over a lot, and still there would be pieces I would play where my hand would pivot around like Jackie Chan through a room full of falling plates, babies that need him to burp them, and star-throwing gangster-ninjas. I had to really pin down when I was pivoting it around for bad reasons and focus on getting it right, retraining the bad ha...

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Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:59 pm | jump to post

Your efforts should match your goals. That said, the videos on youtube of Pebber's where he's doing just picking for like an hour and a half, starting with two minutes each on the open strings, and the like hour long one on trills where you start of hammering on to strings one finger at a time, are what every guitarist should be doing. I got some warm ups from a guitar player magazine article written by Robert Fripp that I start off with, just placing the fingers on the strings and pressing th...

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Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:12 am | jump to post

This topic, and the thing about the "Caged" system that Tom Hess posted, really got me mad. I don't really care what he thinks about it. But in the thing he wrote trashing it, he says something along the lines that any student being taught it by a teacher is having their time wasted by the teacher. Anyone with any experience playing or teaching knows he's lying when he says that, and he is trying to undermine the relationship between a teacher and student. I can only think that he's trying t...
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