When practicing scales my descending lagato is way mechanical, any suggestions?
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:51 pm
One of the most frustrating cycles I experienced with guitar was building up thickened skin on my left hand fingertips, only to find that these would rub off every other week. Starting from scratch again, pounding raw flesh against razor strings, not fun...
...this problem occurred for YEARS before I figured out why it was happening...
Every time, it followed getting Anti-dander Shampoo on my hands in the shower.
As soon as I switched brands to other products not specifically intended as an anti-dandruff, shampoo, the problem of my hard-won calluses continually evaporating into thin air stopped.
If I had problems with dandruff, and needed this type of shampoo, I'd use gloves in the shower.
Hope this tip can help someone else out!
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Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:28 pm
Hello I just joined but there is aa advertisement at the right of my screen blocking my view and I kaint get rid of it. Any Ideas ?
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:53 am
My Name is Mario I just join the forum and new member of PB just want to get some view from some of you guys that are serious about you craft. As a student any pointers you can give me shoot them my way. I have been playing for about almost two years. my playing is decent but have not reached the level that I want to be. I am mainly blues, rock/blues player but I fondle around with jazz a little. I plan on learning more in jazz in the future but I want to master blues and rock/blues first. If there are any guys that are out there in my genre tell what should I do to get to a great level in my playing as soon as possible what did you did how did you do it. I here nothing but great things about Pebber and I am looking forward to retaining as much as I can from him.
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:07 am
I am 59yoa, and I have decided to learn the guitar. While looking at various online training sources, I came across a PB video titled "What to practice". Very straight forward and to the point. My question to PB is: If his training is geared to individuals with years to prepare, would I do well to try someone else, and if so, any recommendations. Or is his style of training suitable for someone such as myself, who currently is not deluded in the belief that I will become a studio pro, just someone who would like to learn to play well.
Hope to hear an answer, as the current training that I am receiving has merely started me out on learning various chords with no emphasis on any of the basics pointed out in the "What to train video" Thanks for any insight!
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Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:00 am
I have practiced using Pebbers online youtube videos for countless hours over the last few years.
I am just writing to say thanks so much Pebber for the invaluable information and excellent teaching methods you have offered online!!!!!
I have just set up my home recording equipment, produced my first improvisational track and uploaded it to soundcloud. I recorded it in one take so you can hear all my mistakes haha but you get the idea)
Thanks again pebber!!! (btw I stil suck but i'm working on it lolol!)
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:42 am
I just started playing again after about 20 years. Hoping to correct old bad technique. I found PB earlier this year and have been working on mainly technique exercises. I have found that as I play ladder, chromatic, scale exercises, that when I move from string to string, the previous string continues ringing. I'm trying to use PB scalpel picking with hand held above strings. (not muting) If someone could give me some suggestions or point me in the right direction to correct this, I would appreciate it. Thank You.
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Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:05 am
I have recently learned the 3 notes per string scale position and even though is harder than the previous scale positions i used to practise on it is more "colourful" i think..the thing is i havent seen the 3 note per string scale position on pebber's lessons and since i know he is the best i am starting to question my opinion on this scale position.sooo what do you think i should do .do i keep the 3 note per sclale position or should i use one of those one pebber lessons..i look forward to your answers..
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:37 am
Hi, I am working my way through PB ladder exercises. I am on ladder #3 and have a question;
what is the curve line on the left between no 1 and no2, I assume a straight line mean go straight to the next fret, however no idea what the curve line mean.
Anybody, I would appreciate perhaps an explanation of those signs.
Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:05 am
What's up all,
i recently printed the Daily Practice Plan/Routine sheet for guitar. I was just wondering if anyone can tell me how long should i practice each exercise? Do i work on module 1 for a week/month/ months until i master it then module 2 and so forth? Or should i do 3 exercises from each module? Any information is greatly appreciated, thanks.
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:03 pm
I am from a small town in India and i am having a hard time finding a teacher.I want to take online lessons from PB as i believe he is the best.I want to know from fellow members here If any one is taking lessons from PB online.
My question is are the lessons systematic because i am a complete beginner, I dont even know how to hold a guitar and I want lessons from the very grass root levels all the way upto shredding like a pro ;) and i want lessons in systematic order like lesson one then lesson two instead of lessons given to me in a random order(lesson 1 then lesson 15 then lesson 3 etc) like its on youtube,if u know wht i mean
Please reply thanks :)
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:37 am
Hi all. I'm a rookie to guitar and playing music in general. About 6 months ago I bought a new electric guitar (Mexican Strat if it's of any concern), and have been teaching myself via YouTube and a couple books I bought from Amazon (Fretboard Theory and Monster Scales and Modes). I've been practicing scales almost exclusively (Major scale and Minor Pentatonic) every day. I'm really trying to learn the the entire CAGED system. I have a few questions:
1. Why do some people teach a different Pattern #2 (G major scale) than others? Pebber teaches Pattern #2 beginning on fret #2 or #3? (same as Pattern #1?), where some sources (take Fretboard Logic and Monster Scales for example) teach it beginning on fret#5... and they are completely different patterns... Is one correct and another incorrect? One better than another?
2. How do I name a major scale? In other words, Once I know the 5 patterns (which I thought I did), How do I know where to start, and what to name it? Not starting on the root throws me off I think, and I'm trying to form a connection between the patterns and notes.
3. I'm very interested in theory. Is there a book you might recommend that is tailored to beginning guitar players?
I've been following Pebber's You Tube videos for almost the entire 6 months I have been playing. I'm sure I've watched well over 100 hours...I love the no B.S. attitude and understand that it takes a ton of time and practice to get good. I'm 38, single, and have no kids, so time to practice is pretty much all I have.
I love music and I always have. For the past decade or so, I have really been in to new school reggae (Slightly Stoopid, John Brown's Body, and Stick Figure to name a few favorites). I'm also a huge fan of Phish, Rush, Floyd, Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Satriani, Johnson,... But mostly interested in reggae these days. Any advice on where to go and what I should learn is greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read my post, happy to be a part of the forum!
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Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:23 pm
Good morning, my name is Richard Murphy and I'm from Augusta Georgia and I'm writing this morning just to introduce myself and to let everyone know that I am a super new beginner to the guitar. I've been a huge music fan from the time I heard my first 45 my folks would play ..... A bit of everything is my taste.
Allot of my friends played and I never had the stick to it ness to work for something that I've always wanted to do, but at the tender age of 43 I know i am ready. I also know from the simple picking exercises that its not going to be a piece of cake and that's ok. I'm starting from scratch and there's nothing bad going to happen other than I'm going to learn.
I really just wanted to say good morning and that I'm glad I landed in a great place to learn.
I hope everyone has a great day.
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:46 am
Hey can anyone help me out? I want to know more about using a plectrum, I can't seem to shake some old habits and I also wanted to know if anyone thinks it is a good idea to practice multiple ways of holding it or just to use one way. I like Robben Ford and try as I might, picking up the way he holds the pick is so difficult. I know Robben was an accomplished player from a young age but that still doesn't stop me wanting to emulate his style.
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:50 am