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FDP Forum / The Chop Shop / I lost it and crossed a line....

larryguitar19
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Jul 25th, 2017 12:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So once again I watched a guy with the same bad right hand technique that dogs everybody.

I was tired or something and couldn't stand it for another second. I'm thinking, "dang he's holding that thing like it's a dirty diaper...and then flopping his wrist like a flag on a windy day. I can fix that...lemme help him out".

So I went over and corrected him and showed him 'the right way' like I'm Clapton or something.

He didn't like it one bit. And I don't blame him. I shoulda known. I don't know what's wrong with me. I'll keep my mouth shut from now on though.

(This message was last edited by larryguitar19 at 02:42 PM, Jul 25th, 2017)

damuniz
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She turned me into a newt!....
Jul 25th, 2017 01:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Some people learn bad habits early on.

Good technique is something that has to be taught.

We are all guilty of them (myself included).

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Jul 25th, 2017 02:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I can fix that...lemme help him out".

So I went over and corrected him and showed him 'the right way' like I'm Clapton or something."

Hey, come over to my place, I'll pay attention to what you can teach me. ;)

I see it regularly myself. Not with guitar, but most folks out there are perfectly content with what they do and how they do it.

In reality many simple "don't know what they don't know". A person pretty much has to be motivated from within themselves to recognize climb that hill.

There are things I endeavor to do well and want to learn every aspect of perfect technique ...

With some other things, meh.


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Aug 15th, 2017 03:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A sleeping dog needs no suggestions on how to sleep better. I learned a long time ago to offer advice only when asked. I got bit more than a few times...

larryguitar19
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Aug 15th, 2017 04:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yup agree. Every time I spout I get harpooned.

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Aug 15th, 2017 07:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had one guy tell his guitar player, upon introducing me, that I was responsible for him being a much better bass player by telling him to give the pick a rest and learn how to use his fingers, 20 some years ago.

I barely remember doing that, and he really didn't sound any better to me than he did back then. I managed to get on the Harley and get the hell out of their before he called me up to sit in, I actually heard him introduce me as I fired the bike up. 35 years of knowing this guy and he seems to think the only song I know is Road House Blues, it was a Halloween Night, they were dressed like KISS and couldn't cover one tune by KISS. I escaped undetected "o)

Normally I'll sit in with anybody but ya got to draw the line somewhere.

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Aug 15th, 2017 10:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"A sleeping dog needs no suggestions on how to sleep better. I learned a long time ago to offer advice only when asked. I got bit more than a few times..."

Amen lol. They'll find it when they are receptive to it.

Besides, they are your gig competition. :-)

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Aug 21st, 2017 02:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have no idea how or why I hold my pick the way I do but i consistently pluck the wrong string! I have watched Clapton play (actually the only guitar guy that I pay attention to)and I try but I just cannot seem to change!!!

I have a harder time going from strings right next to each other than anything else. I think the way I rest my hand on the bridge is the problem.

macguy

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Aug 21st, 2017 04:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I tend to just sit back and listen...I've seen numerous guys and gals over the years that defy "conventionality" regarding technique but they play killer...


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larryguitar19
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Aug 21st, 2017 10:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's what I think...

I study and watch other guitar players like a scientist. I find that 95% or more do it wrong and will never develop beyond a very basic stage.

One of the reasons is that most people have it backwards. They see Van Halen or Clapton and want to rip away and focus on how to make chords and scales.

And they spend virtually no time working on the simple skill of strumming with variety and dynamics.

It seems to me the tone and musicality comes from a combination of the fretting and strumming hand working together and until you get that you will never have control over your tone.

(This message was last edited by larryguitar19 at 12:48 AM, Aug 22nd, 2017)

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