The variations are just using the different fingers. So instead of hold 1 and 2 to the third string, hold 1 and 3 and play the notes with 2 and 4, or holding 2 and 3 on the third string and 1 and 4 play the fretted notes.
So after a very good coaching call with Niki, I’m working on this finger independence exercise she showed me. This one is not physically challenging as in it will cause any pain but it is very mentally challenging. haha It’s very frustrating but I feel it working! Wow, it is tough though. :) Some of the dead notes are purposeful as I am checking…[Read more]
I think a lot of it is the nature of the software used. Typically online meeting software is optimized for the human voice which has a pretty stable frequency and amplitude. It is not optimized for recording music. When we are playing guitar we are using dynamics and of course moving all over the fretboard. Without going to deep into this, the…[Read more]
Thanks so much Niki for taking the time to put together such a helpful evaluation. I can definitely see the issues with my left hand fingers lifting too much. I think I got that from bad habits of playing electric guitar for 25 years. I was really interesting to see my pinky finger on my right hand tucking up under from tension. I never noticed…[Read more]
The only thing I would say about buying a high end guitar while being a beginner is to make sure to read up a lot on giving the instrument proper care. There is nothing wrong with starting out on the best instrument you can afford but higher end guitars can be more delicate.
I like how this article points out to use an actual humidifier in the room too! That’s a big help in the winter months or super dry climates.
I can’t imagine how that is. I have always lived in relatively humid environments. I saw a video on youtube where someone did a “hack” on the humidipaks to refresh them. When they are dry, they…[Read more]
Thanks, everyone. There is still a lot more to learn with this one. I didn’t even play the second part as I don’t have it quite playable yet. It basically has two parts with a couple of variations.
Uros Baric has a great performance of this on his youtube channel
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Humidity is very important though. I use the D’Addario Two-way humidipaks. They are a must for anyone with an acoustic instrument. I have a hygrometer in my case too and these help maintain levels right about 45%-50% in my case year-round. Too much humidity can be a bad thing too and these will help with that…[Read more]
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