Week 1 Update
Working on the synchronization drills. Using them as daily warm up routine.
Getting my wrist a bit straighter, but still working on it. Bumping from 70 to 76 was not too challenging, but I am taking it slow to help me work on this RH adjustment.
I’ve also tried chaining a little, as well as dotted note…[Read more]
I ordered a Musik Tent and just set it up. Took about 20 minutes total – very simple,no tools. The basic idea for those who haven’t looked at the video – Musik Tent is a humidified bag big enough for two guitars. The “tent” hangs from a typical closet rod. The bag and wire frame seem reasonably good quality, as is the zipper that lets you seal…[Read more]
I’m going to keep this very simple. i-m fingering, 2 octave CMaj scale at 5th fret
Primary Goals – increase speed with careful listening for synchronization, tone, legato
Baseline – 70
Update 1 – 76
update 2 – 84
update 3 – 92
final – 100
I will incorporate Dave’s synchronization drills into my daily practice routine.
Secondary goals: from…[Read more]
Sanne – very nice start. I haven’t attempted this one yet, but can appreciate the challenge it presents. I wonder if practicing the right hand pattern with just open strings might be one exercise to help with speed? Good luck, I’ll be interested to see your progress.
Happy to share my grade 4 evaluation with some excellent guidance from Niki. My takeaways are to focus on reducing tension and unnecessary movements in both my RH and LH. Fixing my right hand position will hopefully improve the tone of my a finger. Reducing tension and improving overall efficiency of movement in both hands will hopefully help…[Read more]
Mark Heller replied to the topic Simon's Evaluation – Grade 1 Patrick Thomas Murphy in the forum Grade Exam Submissions 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Nice job Patrick -on to grade 2!
Adel – congratulations and thank you for sharing your evaluation. I think your performances were excellent and love your creative interpretations. I found Simons comments very useful to me, especially regarding RH and tone production on the 1st string. Something I will work into my own practices immediately. Best of luck moving forward.
Mark Heller replied to the topic Sanne Kreijkamp – Grade 4 submission -Simon's feedback in the forum Grade Exam Submissions 1 month ago
Congrats on your eval Sanne! And thank you for sharing – I found all of Simons suggestions very relevant to my own playing and very helpful. Look forward to hearing your grade 5 progress.
Mark Heller replied to the topic Guitar supports: Guitarlift, Ergoplay … what works best in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
Terry – good suggestion. I was thinking about something similar – like cutting a section of a foam pool noodle. I will probably try it.
MC2 – I got the big plate and glad I did. The description Jon gave is on target. It took some trial and error to get things positioned right, but once there its really solid and I love it. I also find the…[Read more]
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