My Introduction And Thoughts/Goals

I will for sure :smiley:

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Welcome back!!

I’m a lucky resident of Colorado as well. Enjoy your second time through the program.

Peace

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Hello Brother Man @BigRichieO - I’m on the Western Slope of Colorado in GJ - Focusing on my timing so far this time around - Example : 1/4 note 1/4 note 1/2 note Whole note. for two bars - I am late or early on that damn whole note almost every time

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I’m on the Front Range!!

I struggle a bit with my timing as well. I think it is just going to be a matter of working on the counting and then trying to bring in the fingering. Like the way the lessons are set up.

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@Jazzbass19 @PamPurrs @BigRichieO @mac @JerryP
The big break through tonight was my sloppy plucking thumb needs to be addressed

I have developed a habit in which I rest my right thumb on the string above the one I am about to pluck

Will focus on resting my thumb on the pick up and that means that I need to slow down and pluck clean notes

Otherwise, Be Well And Enjoy The Weekend
Cheers

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I more often than not have my thumb on the string above the one I’m playing as I find it comfortable and I sometimes find with the touch of arthritis I have in my right hand getting to the G is a bit too much of a stretch @travis.thepadre.reed but if you feel it will help your playing do what makes you happy.
I’m really good at giving that piece of advice in many situations. Shame I don’t take heed of it myself :roll_eyes:

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@mac You are right, didn’t take that stretch into account
Be Well
Cheers

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Hello All,
Another break through this morning, I caught myself playing sloppy with my fretting hand. Thought that I was all cool and speeding up the exercise but my sound was dreadful. So I stopped where I was and causally played the C Major Scale at about 60bpm. Pretty cool and felt the need to share.

Cheers
@Jazzbass19 @PamPurrs @JerryP @Mike_NL @mac @b.s.excavations

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Keep it up @travis.thepadre.reed. We’ve all been there.

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Excellent @travis.thepadre.reed

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A great exercise for improving fretting; is to play the Major and minor scale in every key, both ascending and decending. You can do it at at 60 BPM and then gradually increase the tempo.
This worked for me, so I’m sharing it. YMMV

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I still have days like that @travis.thepadre.reed and practice is the only advice I can offer

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Hey @travis.thepadre.reed did you buy a metronome (sp?) or are you using one on your phone? I should probably get one because I have timing issues that I probably should address before I get too much further into the program.

Rock On!

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Hello @PamPurrs,
Thank you for corresponding and for the advice. Much appreciated. What I have been practicing as a warm is; C Major scale descending and when coming back up, I used my 1st finger on the Root C. I then use my second finger on the C# to begin that Major Scale. This continues one fret at a time. Ending with the first finger and starting with the second. Does that make sense to you?? Pretty Cool

Be Well,
Cheers

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Slow Down is what I tell myself. Thanx for checking in @mac

Be Well,
Cheers

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This here ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwAHQ_AZ73w&t=273s ) is the one I use on YouTube. I still tend to loose pace after a minute or two because I am a total rookie. Thanx for asking @BigRichieO

Be Well,
Cheers

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Welcome Padre!
Looks like you have some very attainable goals!!
3 & 5 resonate the most with me for sure!
Very supportive group here!
No luck needed so I’ll say enjoy the journey!

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Right On @biohazz65 And Dig That Name!!! Care To Share

Also, I would agree about the supportive group here. Been navigating my way around the forums. All positive feedback, which is refreshing.

Be Well & Thanx For Checking In,
Cheers

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@travis.thepadre.reed biohazz is short for biohazzard, a nickname I earned while in the Army. I ran a mobile lab for a few years before I left the service. Also called “bugs” and similar names. I was a Nuclear, Biological & Chemical specialist.
Happy thumping!

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