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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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I managed to play some barre chords tonight!!!! YeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaH!!!!

OK I was using an electric with a really low action....but I PLAYED BARRE CHORDS!!!

Might not sound a big deal to some of you - but, having severed a tendon in my left (fretting) hand a few weeks ago, I've been having MAJOR problems playing barre chords - mainly because the middle finger on my left hand - yes, the one with the severed tendon - wouldn't do as it was told - it just flopped everywhere. Credit goes to the grandson - he said "Try the electric, it'll be easier...." about a week ago - I've absolutely hammered it this weekend and all this week (which is my excuse for not posting much!) and tonight I managed to get through "Badge" - it's in easy songs, the hard part was lifting the bad finger on and off the Em chord to get the Esus2 - but I made it!!!! YEAH!

It's a real breakthrough - there were times over the last few weeks, I never thought I'd play again to a reasonable standard.....now I KNOW it will come back.....

Aaaah this has been a GOOOOOOD night .....

:D :D :D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)

 
Posted : 05/10/2006 11:52 pm
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Congratulations, Vic!!! A big WOOHOO from this side of the pond! :!:

Margaret

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And when I'm feelin' blue, the guitar's comin' through to soothe me ~

 
Posted : 06/10/2006 12:08 am
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 Bish
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This is just the beginning.

Great news.

Bish

"I play live as playing dead is harder than it sounds!"

 
Posted : 06/10/2006 2:53 am
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Nice one Vic!

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Posted : 06/10/2006 7:30 am
 geoo
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YEAH!! . Thats actually very impressive. Many of us have a hard time with barres without having tendon problems. I have a feeling you'll get back to where you were. Keep at it.

Jim

“The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn” - David Russell (Scottish classical Guitarist. b.1942)

 
Posted : 06/10/2006 8:48 am
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Great news Vic!! :D You da man! 8) 8) 8)

Dan

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge

 
Posted : 06/10/2006 10:32 am
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Good to hear Vic!

#4491....

 
Posted : 06/10/2006 10:34 am
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This is fantastic news Vic, :D :D

There will be no stopping you now. Ah! so thats the secret, you had to take a "hammer" to your finger LOL. :wink: :wink:

BTW Vic, did you get the CD through the post?

Rock on Vic!!!

All the best

Chris

The guitar is all right John but you'll never make a living out of it! (John Lennon's Aunt Mimi)

 
Posted : 06/10/2006 10:41 am
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Good! Good for you man!

Sláinte!

 
Posted : 06/10/2006 11:20 am
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8)

Jason

"Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"

 
Posted : 06/10/2006 12:01 pm
(@robbie)
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Ah you made my day man! and by the sounds of things yours too.
Robbie

 
Posted : 06/10/2006 2:17 pm
(@dhutson)
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Vic,

I have been following your story for a while, and you have been in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for the inspiration and motivation you provide. Congratulations on the breakthrough!

Stay the course,
Dwayne

http://www.soundclick.com/wayneroberts

 
Posted : 06/10/2006 3:05 pm
 Celt
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Way to go Vic!

You've come a long way.

Keep at it

John

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" It's easier than waiting around to die" Townes Van Zandt

 
Posted : 06/10/2006 3:26 pm
(@simplysimplified)
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Awesomeness!

You torally rock Vic.

Katelyn

 
Posted : 06/10/2006 7:54 pm
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