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Do you barre a chord directly on the fret itself or in between the frets?

The link in comments provides a very good answer regarding fretting notes but when dealing with chords other issues start to emerge. Take an open A chord played with 3 fingers or an open Em with 2 ...
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Correct arpeggio direction

It should be played upward especially because there are two half notes below with a quarter note above. The half notes are serving a harmonic function here, while the quarter note is part of a "...
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Hammer on and pull off barring the same fret

In your head it can easily seem faster and easier to barre the 8th fret for this kind of thing, but if you actually tried it both ways and worked it up to speed both ways you’d find it’s actually ...
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Do you barre a chord directly on the fret itself or in between the frets?

Generally the closer you are to the fret the better. The problem here is (as John said) that anatomically it is hard to apply pressure in an exact straight line. Also the bottom of the finger behaves ...
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Glissando, fall, and lip bends on trumpet, what are some good exersices?

I'm assuming your talking about this: . Which is killer playing, hadn't heard him before (I think) and its a great performance. Its great stuff to have in your bag of ...
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Hammer on and pull off barring the same fret

One big disadvantage of barring here would be that barring strongly affect the agility of the hand. So while it might seem faster at first this would be much harder to play at tempo consistently. But ...
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How to practice this kind of complex tuplet structures appeared in Scriabin's Poem Op.32 and his Etude Op.42 No.2?

You say "...and I really want to play every note precisely." - but I think this really is the wrong approach. Your ultimate aim (surely!) has to be the obvious one: to produce a beautiful ...
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Should I lift my finger before I hit a key when playing a piano?

One critical note about "fingery" technic: try to avoid lifting the fingers by using the muscles in the top of the forearm -- i.e. the extensors. The extensors are engaged to lift the ...
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