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Hornfinger
@hornfinger
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Joined: Apr 27, 2009
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Re: Finding New Love For Playing My Guitar

I find YouTube an invaluable resource for keeping fresh - there are so many song lessons on there, if I ever get bored with what I 'know' already, I s...

15 years ago
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Re: Guitar exercises for dummies?

I mainly practice the minor pentatonic as I'm blues-focussed; the 'blues scale' also allows some practice for bending. I know what you mean about gett...

15 years ago
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Re: Barre Concern

I find my tendency with barre chords is to have at least one of the non-barred fingers too far from the fret. Making sure they're properly placed, and...

15 years ago
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Re: Making Stupid Mistakes

I find it quite amazing how I can, say, find a blues lick on YouTube, practice it for an hour or so, fumbling around, go to bed, then come back to it ...

15 years ago
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Re: Bent outta shape

What I do for the "Layla" riff is do the bend with three fingers (index on 11, middle on 12, ring on 13 playing the actual note). At the top of the be...

15 years ago
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Re: Bent outta shape

It's not a buzz or 'noise', it's the note 'returning' to the unbent sound. For example take Eric Clapton's 'Layla'. The famous riff has 12 notes, the ...

15 years ago
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Re: Easy songs using open chords

As a recent beginner myself I can recommend a few:I'm Yours by Jason Mraz - this is easy as long as you have a capo. Pop it on the 4th fret, then it's...

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Re: Barre Concern

I find tucking my elbow close to my body helps with barre chords. It makes sense: bringing the elbow in means it's easier to apply appropriate pressur...

15 years ago
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Re: Practicing chord changes

Thanks for that. The 'technique' seems to be pretty much what you'd do naturally anyway though!

15 years ago
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Re: Thumb position

I find the 'standard' position (ie pad of the thumb on the back of the neck, thumb vertical) impossible to work with. I cannot keep my wrist comfortab...

15 years ago
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Re: Learning Songs

What better way to practice than to learn songs? You entertain yourself while you practice! If you don't learn songs, you're just learning to play ran...

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Re: Lesson Requests

I think the overriding factor is how much any given song will impress the opposite sex :D

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