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Actually, the fact that you've analyzed your playing to the point where you can describe where you're going wrong means you're halfway there, so good job so far. Some additional practice suggestions: Try feeling macrobeats: instead of listening for a pulse on every beat, listen for every two beats, or every full measure--thus de-emphasizing the snare:beat ...


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I think you have two problems: Wrist geometry and muscle tension. Wrist geometry Wrist geometry is important for both allowing you to use the least amount of effort and muscle tension and for allowing your muscles and tendons to move in the directions in which they work best. An angled wrist (like in your first picture) fights your muscles. If you want to ...


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If you are getting an RSI, you are either playing with poor technique (your guess), you are tensing up while playing, or both (usually both). If you fix your technique, but still tense up, you can still injure yourself, just slower. Since I don't play guitar, I'm going to focus on the tensing issue. When you're challenging yourself, or when you are really ...


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The drum kit does not feature much in Traditional Irish music. Why not sit down at your kit with headphones and play along with some of the pogues numbers or whatever songs you'd like to be able to play? There are apps and software to slow the tune down so you can figure out what the drummer is doing. But as you say, the style is mostly based on rock and ...


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If you are constantly playing power chords, chances are that you form your hand into a pattern and move that pattern around. Now for one thing, a fixed pattern does not reflect the changing fret distance as you move up and down the neck. That means that you need to employ more force than if your fingers were right behind the fret, the most effective ...


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One idea might be to just play your guitar solo and focus on emphasizing the upbeat. "dana NANA dana NANA" sort of idea. It may be easier to keep track of where you are that way and not phase-shift over. And maybe count out loud at the same time, again emphasizing the upbeat: "one TWO three FOUR" or "one AND two AND" depending. Another option is to ...


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If the pain is wrist pain, then it could well be an RSI type pain, which I suffer from a lot, extremely badly on occasion. I have never found a technique that got rid of it permanently, so I have to find ways to mitigate it. The key part of RSI is "repetitive". The pain starts after the wrist has been clamped in the same position for a long time. The ...


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Two words that are often associated with "happy" or "cheerful" would be "harmonious" and "upbeat". In Western music, we tend to associate major keys with happy and minor keys with sad. This song also resolves back to the root chord or "home" which makes us happy or makes us feel good. So you could describe this type of chord progression as "harmonious"....


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There could be many ways, the way you play it isn't surprising if your hands feel numb after sometime.You can just press on the bottom strings where you actually hold the chord and the rest can be muted by the fingers just lightly touching the higher strings. You can also just press down the strings that are to be fretted and mute the other strings with ...



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