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FDP Forum / The Chop Shop / It is never gonna happen, Bob. Quit while your ahead!

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South Florida

Nov 1st, 2017 11:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

I think they both have it wrong. It's not about fast or slow. Rather what you have to do is practice that one little millimeter placement in a millisecond.

So instead of playing the whole song over and over just play the 3 or 4 groups of notes that are giving you trouble. I think it's much better to break down a piece in sections and practice the parts until you have it and then move on to the next.

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Delco, PA

"I'll take a simple C to G
Feb 28th, 2018 03:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

I believe it was Larry up above that talked about singing first. For me, this is the tried and true method. Be confident with the timing and lyrics, and the guitar will fall in line with practice.
But knowing the words and timing is key to being able to play the song. For me anyway.

Enjoy the journey!

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Pueblo, Co

Yes, I am sick.
Jul 13th, 2018 03:27 PM   Edit   Profile  


I have been working as hard as anyone at my age and limitations can and I have to say that my guitar playing is improving at a much faster rate.

I have been spending 3-4 hours a day practicing for the last month and it is working. My fingers are getting stronger and my ears are getting better at picking things up. I am very happy with this.

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Jul 13th, 2018 03:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's not the years you've play, it's the hours. (-:

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North Florida

A Friend of Bill W.
Jul 22nd, 2018 10:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

I’m doing the same thing. Only recently have I been able to add vocals, I usually can sing a bit playing guitar, it’s harder when I’m playing the bass.

As far a slow vs fast I meld them, starting off slow with a passage I increase the speed immediately until I start tripping up. I practice at just near the screw up tempo until I nail it then increase agin, rinse and repeat. It’s like lifting a 10 lb weight so that 5 lbs feels lighter.

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Pueblo, Co

Yes, I am sick.
Jul 22nd, 2018 12:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

It takes real patience to learn things slowly but I am on board with that and it works. Big problem for me is just remembering what I was working on the day before and I seem to forget to jot it down.

My only issue with singing is songs that have note changes and fingering during the vocal, strumming and chord changes are simple enough.

My mentality has always been "If I keep trying to play it fast I might hit a correct note somewhere in there..." Now I realize that does not work and distortion covers no sin.

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