Guess I just going to follow Sund4r's advice on the other thread and put the metronome on super slow and then inch it up when possible.
― Merry-Go-Sorry Somehow (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 September 2017 23:08 (one year ago) Permalink
Inch wormInch worm Measuring the marigolds
― Merry-Go-Sorry Somehow (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 September 2017 23:09 (one year ago) Permalink
That's generally good but esp with classical, it can also sometimes help to remember to avoid 'broken record' practising. I'm trying to make sure I apply 'deliberate practice' as described here: https://lifehacker.com/5939374/a-better-way-to-practice . It can make a big difference. It helps to focus on a little bit (e.g. a phrase) at a time, identify specific problem areas, then target those (by slowing down, IDing the block, then inching up after fixing it).
― No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 25 September 2017 01:10 (one year ago) Permalink
Well, I did for quite a bit until I got fatigued and I stopped :) Thanks for the article. I read the Ericsson book mentioned there and recommend it. I believe Ericsson uses the term "Purposeful Practice."
I used to talk about this stuff at lunch with a guy who plays the cello who would discuss it in terms very similar to those in that article. He also had a really good story about how one Hungarian pianist practiced, György something, Sándor, maybe, but I have to see if I can remember how it went.
― Merry-Go-Sorry Somehow (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 25 September 2017 01:43 (one year ago) Permalink
I can play "Bron-yr-aur' in glorious CACGCE
― calstars, Monday, 25 September 2017 02:01 (one year ago) Permalink
Sund4r, debating whether to email you a link to this piece I am trying to learn and ask whether you have played it or have opinions about the fingering.
― The 2541ders (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 02:03 (one year ago) Permalink
Feel free. I can try to get to it on the weekend.
― No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 12:50 (one year ago) Permalink
― Two-Headed Shindog (Rad Tempo Player) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 September 2017 01:37 (one year ago) Permalink
Must confess I have never been able to sight-read - indeed can't read at all - after decades of periodic attempts of varying seriousness.
That said, I started with a nylon-stringed classical guitar, mainly because my mother had one around the house. She was an old folkie type, and I guess in the 60s it was pretty common to learn guitar that way. Nylon is kinder to fingers. I think I worked clumsily through some books of fingerstyle tab. Paul Simon, Suzanne Vega, Clapton, Gilberto.
I still play fingerstyle on my mother's old guitar sometimes. Occasionally I will do something fingerstyley on steel-stringed acoustic. I tend to like guitars with wider nuts, because the spacing accommodates fingerstyle playing better.
But I've never quite gotten the hang of fingerstyle on electric. It's so quiet compared to picking, and accommodating that drop in volume is difficult if I want to do both inside a given song, or even within a given gig.
― cornballio (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 5 October 2017 15:09 (one year ago) Permalink
For a long time I had this weird stubborn thing about not picking with my ring finger, only using the thumb index and middle. Lately I've finally reincorporated the ring finger again and it really opens up a lot of possibilities, not sure what I was on about.
― IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Monday, 9 October 2017 04:26 (one year ago) Permalink