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No matter what, you should feel free to adjust fingerings to suit your fingers, your guitar, and your playing style. I recommend to my students that they always try the suggested fingerings but never feel like they are required fingerings. To me, playing guitar is much more personal than the other instruments I’ve played, in that the techniques vary a lot ...


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Singing does NOT come from your diaphragm. Your diaphragm regulates your breath. Singing uses your larynx, epiglottis sphincter and intrinsic and extrinsic laryngeal muscle and cartilage. Do more research on the larynx and you will find your answer. I am a vocal specialist with a BA and Masters in this field and have been teaching for 8 years as well as ...


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As he demonstrates in the video 'meend' is the slight slide or glissando between notes you can get by placing the finger on the hole slowly or removing it slowly. This is typical of the Indian playing style. It's a specific, more extreme, form of 'legato' which is a general term referring to any kind of soft transition from one note to another.


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You should immediately stop playing as soon as something starts to hurt to prevent any serious injury. It is not necessary to stop playing for a long time, though. Just make sure to stop right away to prevent injury. Pain is an indicator that you are tensioning muscles which should be relaxed. Every finger should play independently, avoiding any 'help' ...


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Q: Is there some kind of exercise (with or especially without a bass-guitar) i can do to stabilize my timing and groove when playing "fast" quater-notes? Slow methodical repetitious practicing with the metronome and bumping up the tempo over time until you can play continuously at the desired speed for extended periods of time. There is no trick, and no ...


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What is the number of more-or-less independent voices that can be simultaneously played on a classical guitar by reasonably skilled players? Two? Three? Four? I don't think you can pick a particular number here; rather, I think the answer is that the more independent the voices are, the lower that number is going to be. One voice is always going to be ...


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Try putting a piece of foam, or a bathroom sponge might work, through the hand strap. Cut it down to size so that it rests against the natural position of your hand; it will therefore offer enough support to stop your hand sliding down out of position.


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I think you've just run into a "Cranky old Lady" model. Just as beginners have difficulty producing the lowest notes until they learn breath control, some saxes are less forgiving than others. It is possible that the C-pad is too close to its hole, thus partially blocking airflow for notes above C. If so, then closing the C-pad to produce C would be fine. ...


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Pianists are trained to play the thumb from their abductors and ironically the thumb's weakest muscle is its abductor. They are also trained to cross the thumb under the palm but there too, the flexor intersects with the long flexor of the index finger and that both grinds the two tendons together and locks up the extensors. The best and most efficient way ...


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You're not going to get the full range of any stereo signals in the final mix. That is, even if you plug L and R out into two inputs on the bar p.a., it's only going to produce mono, with exactly the same sounds coming from each of the p.a. speakers. Which is a shame. A lot of the sounds I use on keys are much more effective when listened to in stereo. ...


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So I have some gears and instruments and they say that one Synthesizer I have should be connected in Stereo and not Mono, so I want to connect it in Stereo but the sound-system in the bar I want to jam in is working in Mono. So what's the point in connecting in stereo if the output is going to be in Mono anyway? Your synthesizer should work fine in mono. In ...


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The output of your synth is sending two channels, left and right, and depending on what effects or settings you are using, different parts of the signal will be on one side or the other. If you record the output of just one side you may miss signal that you need. If your synth does not have a mono out in addition to the stereo output and you want to ...


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Contrary to popular advice excessive slow practice can be counter productive and lead to "getting stuck" at a ceiling tempo that is too slow. Once you have the notes under the fingers try practising hands separately at first very quickly in groups of different numbers I.e. In groups of 3 four 5 and 6 and with different accentuation. In very fleeting pieces ...


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I don't know the structure of your hand specifically. I have a large hand and, after some experimentation, find the following to produce the most musical results. The point is to put the 5th finger on the first F#: The relationship of hand wrist and arm needs to be preserved - which as you say precludes any screwing round of the hand which would throw ...


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I've had this problem a lot over the years. From what I've found, the best solution is prevention. After the bruise there is nothing to do but rest and wait for it to heal. Too much string tension and finger pressure is the root problem. A callous won't help much, in my experience. Hammering your fingers down on a string will also contribute to the ...


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