Here is an interesting talk about recovering from injury by creating a SuperBetter game for yourself:
I use this SuperBetter game idea for learning guitar; e.g., stretching before practice is a ‘power-up’ to help me avoid injury. I get power-ups thr…[Read more]
Ah ha! I figured out how to avoid the arithmetic question. “Bwa ha ha”, he gives a cruel chuckle. “Today CGCA. Tomorrow the WORLD.”. ;-)
Simplicity itself. After logging in with the arithmetic question, log out but don’t close the tab in your browser (Safari in my case). The login screen without the arithmetic shows. Now, just login wit…[Read more]
First, the mind is extremely adapt at habit formation, even bad habits. So, when having difficulty, I need to be careful not to keep banging away at the problem. I’m probably doing something wrong and continual repet…[Read more]
Badge: Deja Vu all over again
Finished repeat of Tour1.Venue1.Repertoire1-8.
I’m having a surprising amount of difficulty with Repertoire 9. I think I’ve managed to make a slight adjustment to the angle of every joint involved in playing the guitar to ‘play with ease’. I hope to speed up and reduce errors to get bac…[Read more]
I was wondering if some bots were sneaking onto the site to take guitar lessons. ;)
For those of us trying to ward off dementia with mental challenges, could you make the problems a little harder and throw in some trivia (Name the tree named after a Native American chief.)?
Welcome. CGC is a great site with a supportive community. You’ll have fun. I hope the acoustic guitar won’t be too frustrating; learning to play is challenging enough without equipment problems.
Roger, please explain the “@connie” tag. Did you just type the tag or were there a series of arcane gestures? Presumably, Connie got a message governed by her profile settings. Another tutorial – a hat trick!
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Experimented with string height using paper slips between strings and saddle. Looked weird but higher G string didn’t make A note ring any better. An arch to the strings at the saddle didn’t feel any better. Went back to flat, unadjusted saddle.
Read “Playing with Ease” by D. Leisner…[Read more]
Moving this discussion here:
Inspired by Susan McGonigal’s SuperBetter game to motivate self care, I’m going to re-envision CGC as a game to maintain my motivation. I’ll call it “SuperBetterGuitar”.
I’ll replace the CGC education metaphor (Course/Unit/Lesson/Exam) with a guitar performance metaphor: Tour/Venue/…[Read more]
Spent a couple of days reading the first half of “Playing with Ease” by David Leisner. What a revelation. I’m doing so many things the hard way that I’ve decided to restart Grade 1 with particular attention to playing with ease. I have much to unlearn. [BTW: who knew Simon is a photographer. Maybe, we can get some lessons on guitar photogr…[Read more]
Now that I’ve been using CGC for a few months and am ready to make a long term commitment to it, I’ll start a journal.
Short term goals:
1. Daily stretching and practice: 15 min stretching and 1-3 30-45 minute practice sessions.
Medium term goals:
1. Complete each lesson in 2-3 weeks.
2. Complete grade 1 by Jan 31, 2020.
Longer term goa…[Read more]
DobleTippen replied to the topic Guitar supports: Guitarlift, Ergoplay … what works best in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
To experiment with a lift, I bought a $25 lift from Amazon. It works great and I discovered three features I want in an expensive lift. First, I still needed a 1/2 inch footrest (I use a closed footrest or a paperback book). Second, the nylon webbing that sits on my leg slips (I use a square of shelf foam to provide some friction). And, third,…[Read more]
In 1st Grade. Having trouble getting left hand knuckles parallel to fretboard. To do so, I’m raising left elbow too high to compensate for limited range of supination (widdershins rotation) of left hand. Need to keep stretching left rotation. Until supination increased, lift elbow normally and keep left wrist straight; i.e., don’t transfer sup…[Read more]
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