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One thing I noticed from practicing finger picking

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(@wondermonkey)
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... is how poorly I was fretting my chords. When I'm strumming I notice no issue but when I finger pick I notice some dead strings. I'm sure the full chord is masking my fretting deficiencies. I feel that by being more conscious during finger picking practice my chord sounds will improve.

Have I just sucked all this time? YES!


   
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(@puffin87)
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You haven't sucked all this time.

Being able to change chords and play them clearly while strumming is an accomplishment in my opinion...Granted I'm a newb, but chord changes still give me trouble, even though I've only been playing for a week. Still...you're braver than me...I haven't ventured into finger picking yet.

Stick with it, you'll get those chords ringing clearly before you know it.

Puff


   
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(@dogbite)
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finger picking guitar is sort of like singing accapella. with out any backing all the details are as plain as day.
electric guitars and pedals is the opposite. mistakes are buried.

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(@minotaur)
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Slow down (and I should heed my own advice :roll: ). I'll bet if you arpeggiated each chord, you'd notice some dead strings. I know I do. I still try to go too fast. The idea is to form the chord so all the strings ring clearly, whether doing arpeggio, strumming or picking. One song that still kicks my butt is House of the Rising Sun done arpeggio. I can strum it very well because the chords are simple, but I must have a mental block about doing it arpeggio.

Three things to do:

1. Practice slowly
2. Practice slowly
3. Practice slowly

:wink:

It is difficult to answer when one does not understand the question.


   
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(@minotaur)
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electric guitars and pedals is the opposite. mistakes are buried.

A 12-string hides a multitude of sins too. :mrgreen:

It is difficult to answer when one does not understand the question.


   
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(@wondermonkey)
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I need to get an electric 12 string hooked into a chain of pedals 10 ft long.


   
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(@dogbite)
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I need to get an electric 12 string hooked into a chain of pedals 10 ft long.
:lol:

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http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


   
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(@tinsmith)
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I need to get an electric 12 string hooked into a chain of pedals 10 ft long.
I'd like to see that & what the pedals are.


   
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(@rik-anderson)
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I need to get an electric 12 string hooked into a chain of pedals 10 ft long.

Mmmm. Methinks I might need to do the same. :D :D

The only thing that keeps me from realising my full potential is the depressing awareness that it wouldn't take much time or effort...


   
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(@tinsmith)
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Waiting for the pic.......


   
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