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Location: Rhode Island
Occupation: Marketing
Hobbies: Music, writing fiction, reading
Date registered 12.19.2014
Date of birth: 18. August 1972
Last online: 01.23.2017
Sex: male

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Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:01 am | jump to post

I can still view it. It's a Vimeo video, if that matters.

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Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:10 pm | jump to post

Quote: pebberbrown wrote in post #3Dude you picked up a later chapter in an advanced Calculus book without taking Arithmetic, Geometry and Algebra first.Man, that's really well said.

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Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:11 am | jump to post

Hey man,This video is awesome. Brainstorming and trying to figure stuff out is how you improve, so keep that up!Pebber's Daily Practice Routine contains everything you need to become a master of the instrument. Therefore there are things listed there that you won't understand at first. These questions are all good, and your trying to figure out what the titles mean and coming up with exercises is incredible. That's how you'll invent your own technique, style, and sound.I don't have most of those...

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Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:01 pm | jump to post

You ended up working it out, so I don't need to tell you how to pronounce it. Your finger placement looks good to me. And I'm pretty sure I couldn't do 5.23 to a metronome in triplets, so that was an absolutely awesome idea I'll have to work on.5.23 is a real bastard to do. Most have trouble with it. I liked watching you stop when you flubbed it up and start again. That little move will make a huge improvement in your skill once you get it down.The only thing I would have recommended is what you...

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Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:48 am | jump to post

Pebber will give better responses, of course, but I think I can help a little. :)You can plan to do all 7 modules every day if you want. Take your total practice time and divide equally, or unequally, and then do a bit of each.Or you can do as most do; pick the items you are weakest at and work exclusively on those. I work mostly on picking and left-hand exercises, then some scales, and songs. I need a more structured practice where I do all but I have limited time.In the subscription model, Peb...
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Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:37 pm | jump to post

Hey pinkmoonman, welcome to the club!I watched both your videos, and have a few observations.Right HandYour scalpel picking looks good to me. It seems fluid. Your Sarod looks a bit more like side-to-side wrist movement rather than twisting, but that's hard to see in the video. Pebber tells people to practice moving the wrist like they're stirring a cup of tea with a stick. I find Sarod somewhat difficult but haven't practiced it that much.Something I noticed is that you seem more comfortable wit...

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Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:08 pm | jump to post

Great scalpel form, all the way up.Looks like you're having a little trouble feeling the 6's. They are tough. For me I find it easier to focus on and count the downstrokes while being sure I also pick the upstrokes.So in my head I count the 1-2-3 while playing down-up-down-up-down-up, like this:12 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3DuDuDuDuDuDuDuDuDu I also find this helps me with: 5's (I count them like a heartbeat 1u1ud 1d1du 1u1ud 1d1du) 7's (1u1u1ud 1d1d1du 1u1u1ud 1d1d1du) 8's (1u2u3u4u 1u2u3u4u 1u2...

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Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:01 am | jump to post

Cool. Keep working. Just figure out what your goal is and write it down. Put it where you can see it. That makes it easier to keep motivated.Just remember: mastery of the guitar isn't a goal. It's a means, or a tool. It's just something you need in order to achieve something else. So if our only goal is guitar mastery we can get bored quickly. Believe me, I fall into this trap as well. :)
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Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:04 am | jump to post

Oh, another thing: record videos of yourself practicing.I recorded my first in January 2015 and just went through the other day watching them all. It's easy to get discouraged with the struggles you have, but if you look back at the old videos you'll see improvement. Mine absolutely blew me away. I'm much tighter today than I was 2 years ago, with both hands.If you can't make a video, just record the audio. You should still be able to hear improvement.But documenting your progress is a great way...
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Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:20 am | jump to post

Yes, definitely. I've been playing guitar for over 20 years and I have a jam-packed schedule.I work two jobs, mostly seven days a week, and to one of them I drive 4 hours a day. When I'm home I work on personal projects as well as spend time with my wife. Guitar is just one of my personal projects, and I have to fit it in with everything else.Sometimes I don't feel like doing picking, chromatic, trill, spider, or x-pattern exercises. At those times I'm feeling lazy and I just pick it up and play...


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