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Hobby guitarist.


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Mar
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answered How to figure out what key a piece is in?
Feb
22
comment Improving fretting hand strength
Yeah, true. Playing the same songs on my electric guitar feels much more easy and fluent, and that's what I want to achieve with my classic guitar, too. Maybe I'll buy a (cheap) steelstring acoustic as my 3rd guitar, just for the strength exercises :-)
Feb
17
comment How do I properly stretch my newly strung strings?
I just noticed, that I used the phrase "gently but firmly" "away from the fingerboard", and the accepted answer (which was written earlier) uses "slowly but firmly" "away from the fingerboard". Sorry, this partial plagiarism was unintentional... We both seem to do this quite similarly - I just found out someday, that tuning higher than usual makes the process significantly faster.
Feb
16
answered How do I properly stretch my newly strung strings?
Feb
16
comment What does it mean to play in an 'arpeggiated' style on the guitar?
Note, that an arpeggio is not always the 1st, 3rd and 5th; it's a decomposition of the chord, so e.g. for a Dsus4, it's the 1st, 4th and 5th.
Feb
14
comment How to hide a flat pick in the right hand when switching to finger picking, Warren Haynes style
Instead of putting it between the teeth, I prefer to just press it on my forehead. It holds there pretty well all by itself! :-)
Feb
13
comment Improving fretting hand strength
Lots of great pointers in there, thanks! I'll definitely start with stretching in the future. I wonder, if 5mm (0.197 inches) between the E string and the 12th fret may be too much for a classic guitar - I really don't know?
Feb
13
comment Improving fretting hand strength
"you should even be able to barre without the thumb at all" - wow, that really works! Very interesting. I'll experiment more with arm positions.
Feb
13
comment Improving fretting hand strength
I tried this exercise yesterday, and it's very nice because it alternates between tension and relaxation evenly. I'll keep doing it for some time. I actually couldn't bring my hand to the point where it can't go any longer (I ran out of time) - I think I've built up quite some endurance over the years, but only little strength.
Feb
12
asked Improving fretting hand strength