I did not mean to say your technique was poor. Just that there is a disparity somewhere in your playing.Edna Lopez wrote:... my technique leaves a lot to be desired .
hi Andrey...thanks for adding up to the stream....I already broke 2 guitars trying to adjust them to my liking...thx for advice though... It is doable but this guitar is not worth the labor...will have to get new one...Andrei Puhach wrote:As of left hand strength: it is recommended by some teachers to loosen strings so that it is comfortable to play.Edna Lopez wrote:Hi Chun. Thanks for watching. I dont play any other instrument. My fingers are weak...left and right...and I tense my left hand way too much...to make thing worst, my guitar needs a replacement...kept and played for sentimental value, but it is of very poor quality, ....get a good one, with strings closer to the fretboard....is on the list. You are right, my technique leaves a lot to be desired . students in this class are good players... I guess Ill have to double up my practice hours.Chu Bun wrote:Edna,
Your pieces sound good. It seems your sense of tempo/dynamic/... is much better than your guitar techniques. Maybe you play other instruments?
I think the ring finger of your fretting hand is too straight. Sometimes your tip join collapses. Unless you try to damp the lower string, this should never happen.
If you are brave enough and OK to do some physical labor, you can also adjust the saddle and probably nut so that strings are closer to the fretboard. To do this right you might need need a metal file, but I figured out that it is possible to reduce the height of the saddle with a knife (but that requires more work). But remember, that the height is different at 1st and 6th strings! I've done this to my backup guitar and quite happy with the result Good luck!
i didnt think you did, Chun . I just stated that as a fact. I have a lot to learn and way too many hours to practice to get past my eternal beginner level....please keep mentioning all disparitiesChu Bun wrote:I did not mean to say your technique was poor. Just that there is a disparity somewhere in your playing.Edna Lopez wrote:... my technique leaves a lot to be desired .
Andrei Puhach wrote:Hi, Nathanael,
Pretty clean renditions, both pieces. As Zafar mentioned, something was wrong with high strings sometimes. I guess it is because of too low action or non-flat fretboard.
Bert, I like your Soleares much better than A Toye! By the way, do you have a long nail on your thumb as well? I don't have one but will try to play with it when it grows long enough
Zafar, nice work! My only complaint is that sometimes you pluck more high strings than necessary. I'd recommend 120 studies for the right hand by Mauro Giuliani. I play some studies as part of my warm up routine. You left hand is good!