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Doug Crosswell
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Finger sliding

Post by Doug Crosswell » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:36 pm

Hey guys . Got a problem and I need a solution .
My fingers have become too callused and I been trying to memorize a studie .

When I try to fret the high C on the second string , my finger is sliding closer to the fret to the point where it dampens the note because I am right on the fret itself .

I have tried to fix this issue by trying to change angles and get the left tip of my index finger on the string but it just keep sliding and can't play on the left tip .

Are their any suggestions to remedy this ?

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guitarrista
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Re: Finger sliding

Post by guitarrista » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:43 pm

Try moving your fretting hand thumb slightly to the left (toward the index finger side) of its current position.
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Re: Finger sliding

Post by slidika » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:21 pm

I believe Parkening suggested in one of his method books that you should file the calluses down if they are too large.
Whenever I am not ready for my music lesson, I call it 'facing the music'.

Doug Crosswell
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Re: Finger sliding

Post by Doug Crosswell » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:35 pm

Thanks for the tips so far . It so happens that I am actually going through the parkening books.
The only sand paper I have is micro mesh 2400 grit .

Would that work or do I need a different type and grade ?

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Re: Finger sliding

Post by robert e » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:51 am

You probably want a coarser grit to save time, or a nail file. 600 works quickly for me.

Alternatively, you could try moisturizing the callous with liberal amounts of lotion or some other method. If you're lucky this can soften it so that it's less slippery on the strings. Wipe or wash off any lotion before picking up the guitar.

Doug Crosswell
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Re: Finger sliding

Post by Doug Crosswell » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:26 am

The lotion idea is worth a go . I have this moisturizing lotion of aveeno that I need to use from time to time because my hands can become dry . I will try that tomorrow and see if that has an effect .

If not , th sand paper 600 coarse grit suggestion is the next one I will try .

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