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Visualization only helps in some cases. You seem to be a visual person (I guess because you are asking about this). As far as I know the only way to play on the fly is to have it in your muscle memory. If it really takes 5min to go through a chord scale then I think you need to write out the chords in SMN or TAB and commit them to memory. I do chord ...


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Downstrokes with a pick are generally more emphasised than upstrokes. Playing triplets, and alternating down and up strokes, the second and fourth beats start with upstrums, which need to be as emphasised as the downstrums on beats one and three. DUD UDU DUD UDU in each bar. I suspect that's what's throwing it out of kilter.


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Learn more about scales and chord theory, especially roman numeral analysis. This will enable you to analyze songs and understand how they work, and be able to transpose them to other keys. Along with that just try to figure out as many songs as you can by ear.


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Start keeping a practice book. It can contain exercises you are doing, lists of tunes you know and want to practice to keep good at, or tunes you want to learn some day, and so on. When you practice, use your little book to add some structure to your practice. For example, in a one-hour practice session I might spend 20 minutes doing scales and exercises, ...


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I think you may be mixing up compound meter and tuplets. ...12ths of a 4/4 bar I think you mean 12/8 meter... ...which is sometimes written using tuplets like this... But I think the normal meaning of a tuplet is that it deviates from the basic metrical subdivision, resulting in a mixture of subdivision of the beat, like these... If you are ...


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Couple of ideas. The jack for headphones is usually a switched socket: plugging in a jack will disconnect the speaker from the circuit. It may be that the contacts on that socket are not re-connecting when the jack is removed. Switch cleaner often works to re-instate things. I've also come across the same sort of problem with the jack sockets for send/...


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The TAB is telling you what fret and string to play the notes corresponding to the standard music notation on the staff above. The arc under groups of notes is a slur and indicates that the notes should be played without right hand attack. So yes you need to hammer on and pull off in the first example. It looks like groups of three notes, triplets, played ...


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