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  • Scalpel picking thoughts.DateWed Jul 25, 2018 10:24 am

    Yes i find that with scalpel, pulling the thumb and finger in naturally turned the wrist, which becomes sarod picking.

    My only problem has always been trailing finger hitting unwanted strings, i need to pull those fingers in tighter, or adjust the pick position.

    Never thought about pick slanting until i watched troy grady on youtube, but found that i clearly have a tendency toward downward slanting, which makes upward picking difficult.

    But at the end of the day you can pick anyway you want, if you put some serious hours into it you will get good. Some guitarist have horrible looking picking action (methany, moore,michael angelo batio) But they can shred with the best.

  • Sarod picking while keeping strings from ringingDateFri Mar 30, 2018 12:05 am

    Pebber has a video on Sarod muting technique. The muting comes more from the base of the palm, will see if i can find it

    But i would of thought for this arpeggio shape you would want to use Economy/sweep picking style, not saying it cant be alternate picked also.
    A lot of muting will come from the the left index finger.
    A quick video is the best way to get feedback.

  • New StudentDateFri Aug 11, 2017 9:55 pm
    Forum post by deltadiscos. Topic: New Student

    Yea i missed that, but yes you dont want to be sliding up the strings (they sound pretty new ) but lifting when moving to new position.
    There is always gonna be a bit of string noise, but we want to try and eliminate all we can for a smooth transition.

    There are a lot of songs where they purposely leave string noise in. So sometimes it works.

    couple left hand videos from Pebber .

    1:35 in

    3:50 in

  • New StudentDateThu Aug 10, 2017 5:46 pm
    Forum post by deltadiscos. Topic: New Student

    Nice work on the chromatic there including those spirals, Kudos for keeping the speed down that's the way to go,

    Picking looks ok to me good thumb movement, good angle for scapel. Left hand looks good fingers curled in, thumb placement good, every thing looks nice and relaxed. so you are on the right track.

    So You get these down then realise Pebber has wrote down all those permutations.. hmmm oh well back to the woodshed, couple years work just there lol.

    Welcome to the forum

  • First video post. DateFri Aug 04, 2017 7:55 am
    Forum post by deltadiscos. Topic: First video post.

    Hi n7fv. timing looks ok to me and picking looks ok you could always curl that right hand in a little. can see plenty of movement in the thumb.

    I like the way when you hit the B string the top of the thumb pops over the top to say hello lol.
    maybe something to take a look at
    good video though.

    If you are signed up for lessons maybe a good idea to send the video link direct to Pebbers student email address for a quick response.
    you will always get feedback here as well though so keep em coming.

    Oh also slow is the way to start you want to be able to think of every little nuance as you play, like finger placement keeping fingers curled in, finger pressure, timings, then as you speed up, those things will stay with you.
    Remember playing fast is playing slow accurately, just sped up .

  • Question About On-Line LessonsDateMon Jul 31, 2017 5:26 pm

    You will need to print out what you need for that lesson, Pebber will let you know what you need to print for the lesson.
    or you can always just view the pdf online if you dont have a printer.

  • 5 and 6 notes at 50 bpmDateSun Jul 30, 2017 5:55 am
    Forum post by deltadiscos. Topic: 5 and 6 notes at 50 bpm

    Just had another listen and indeed the tens are ok, maybe a couple of slips but overall good stuff.
    maybe because of the angle its not so clear
    keep up the good work though mate

  • 5 and 6 notes at 50 bpmDateFri Jul 28, 2017 9:55 am
    Forum post by deltadiscos. Topic: 5 and 6 notes at 50 bpm

    Here is a video explaining the pick angle much better than i could

  • 5 and 6 notes at 50 bpmDateThu Jul 27, 2017 10:55 am
    Forum post by deltadiscos. Topic: 5 and 6 notes at 50 bpm

    Timing seemed ok up to nines i would slow that metronome down a little for the tens,

    And also it may be just me, but the angle of your pick looks really wrong, looks very vertical which gives a terrible tone.
    for scalpel picking you want to be around 45 degree from horizontal with the strings.

    But then i've seen a lot of different angles for picking but thats just the way Pebber teaches.

  • New MemberDateThu Jul 27, 2017 10:42 am
    Forum post by deltadiscos. Topic: New Member

    N7fv. you need to keep the speed to where you are comfortable.
    Its all about training your fingers and brain to do the right things slowly over and over and over (boring huh) only pushing the speed every now and again. if your getting things wrong you always want to slow down as you will be training your fingers to get it wrong.

    Farelli was it those spiders that did your hand in, you can still get some right hand practice in buddy

  • About a practice routineDateThu Jul 27, 2017 10:34 am

    If you really want to just get your technique up to speed, i would just stick with module one and two. maybe a little scale practice too. And of course always leave a little time for song practice too.

    you may not be seeing a lot of progress as you are spreading yourself to thin. To be fair ten minutes on each exercise a day aint gonna get you to guthrie's level.

    If you have 1 hour 30 minutes, try 30 mins on right hand, 30 mins left 15 mins on scales 15 mins song practice
    you need to stick to one thing for a long while to get really good at it.

    But you have found the right place here to sort your technique out

  • Too Far Gone To Re-Learn Picking?DateMon Jul 10, 2017 4:57 am

    Never to late to learn a new technique. its gonna feel strange for a while, and that's where most people quit.
    stick at it for a while (couple months at least) see if its for you.

    Remember Pebber tried the ten/twelve position major scale system for ten years before deciding he needed to change it.

  • Thumb pressure behind the neckDateThu Jul 06, 2017 3:33 am

    Check out at 1:05 . Actually better than that just watch all three just soloing videos they are just mind blowing.

  • Left Hand Exercises 5.21-5.23DateThu Jul 06, 2017 3:14 am

    Yea i find if i become fatigued in one position i can move to another and push it a little more,
    Gonna try what Adam has mentioned going down and up and move up a fret.

    I do a similar thing with jazz style spiders i start on the sixth (thick)
    string to first and then back, start at the ninth fret all the way to the first fret and back, pretty much going through all the finger permutations
    1234,1243,1324,1342,1423,1432, etc. all fingers must always be touching the strings. maybe overkill but i love this shit.

    Please call me Darryn, Deltadiscos was what i signed up with as was running a disco at the time :)

  • Left Hand Exercises 5.21-5.23DateWed Jul 05, 2017 12:21 pm

    Looking good have you done these before and running over them again, or is this the first time doing them.
    It takes time for those muscles and neurons in the brain to connect. I feel its good idea to try these in different positions on the neck also, seems to work those different little tendons. A day rest off from these can also work wonders, gives the hand time to reset. (not too much rest though).

  • Thumb pressure behind the neckDateWed Jul 05, 2017 9:33 am

    You should be able to play without any thumb pressure, The thumb is there as a guide really. you should be touching the strings onto the frets not pushing them down. Theres a great video of Pebber playing live where he removes the thumb from the back of the guitar and plays like this. He also does it in a speed video on youtube. i guess this would come after a lot of strength training, why not give it a try.

  • Beginner practice hour questionDateTue Jul 04, 2017 12:04 am

    I think what your doing sounds ok, do you feel your progressing and getting better if so that's fine. If you want you could all ways split things over a couple of days to spend more time on one exercise.

  • Left Hand Exercises 5.21-5.23DateMon Jul 03, 2017 11:58 pm

    Nice video all looks good to me. Its all about freeing up the hand, you just have to keep working at it, its amazing how hard these were even after 20 years of playing. keep up the good work. Need to get back on these myself.

  • Guitar Instructors, Methods, and WebsitesDateWed May 31, 2017 2:12 pm

    Quote: Adam wrote in post #9
    Quote: deltadaz wrote in post #8
    I like the Matt Warnock site, is full of usefull info. youtubers i watch. robert baker, guitarlessons365, ben levin, ben eller, creative guitarstudio, music is win, steve terreberry(for the humour)

    We are so spoilt with these days with youtube, I sort of miss struggling with the one chord book, and a old theatre song book, and an amp made from and old tube radio.
    Hi deltadaz, and Welcome to the Forum!! You listed some really good ones there, especially Stevie T --- THAT dude is not only absolutely hilarious, but he can SHRED like nobody's business!!

    ,,,and YES, I long for the days when I used to sit with my copies of Guitar For The Practicing Musician (anyone remember THAT mag? It was way better than Guitar World, back in the day), my Sony Walkman (we're talking mid-80's), my Epiphone V (similar to the Randy Rhoads style), and my Peavey solid state micro amp (SCREEEEEEECHING FEEDBACK FOR DAYS)!!! Oh yeah,,,GOOD TIMES, indeed!!

    Not sure what happened there, looks like i managed to log in, on an old account i never used. but thanks for the welcome Adam.

    Also forgot to mention Troy Grady on youtube goes in depth on pick slanting worth a watch. And also of course Pebbers own videos, although i no longer have to visit youtube to view them as i have them all on my hard drive, organised into folders.

  • Pick angle forwards or backwards?DateFri Feb 24, 2017 5:56 pm

    You can pretty much pick however you want, and you will get good as long as you put the time in.
    Pebber teaches the way he does as he has seen a lot of students have success with it,

    Got to say i was stuck for years with terrible picking until i came across pebber transformed my playing.

    maybe if you could put up a video of your pick angle, would help.And a link to the pebber video where he demonstrates tilting the pick forward.

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