Getting to play and how to practice.

Robert Romeo

Getting to play and how to practice.

Post by Robert Romeo » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:38 pm

Hello to all,i love guitar but have a very hard time getting my fingers to stay in position for hitting the correct string.unfortunatly I started late in life and had many instructors.the fault is not theirs but mine.i wanted to learn fingerstyle but have a difficult time.i am 84 years old and would be greatful just to learn a song or two or seems as though I can not start a song and finish it to the end.if there is a way to get me to this stage in my guitar playing I would be very greatful

thank you for this opportunity


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Erik Zurcher
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Re: Getting to play and how to practice.

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:55 pm

Hello Robert and welcome to Delcamp forum! Enjoy yourself and see you around!

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Post by Cincy2 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:33 pm


First of all CONGRATULATIONS for staying active in music and challenging yourself to learn new skills. There are many resources on this forum to help you including graded music and video's that you can use to study technique. I think all of us could use a little better explanation of the difficulty you are having. Right hand or left hand? Is getting a few months of instruction an option for you? A good teacher will find your problems quickly and give you the tools needed to correct them. There are also lots of lessons on line you can access that show proper technique for both hands.

I wish you good health and good luck.

Eric ("only" 65 years old)
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Re: Getting to play and how to practice.

Post by errrtoffie » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:32 pm

If you want and can play music then play it,there are no age requirements about music.
Music is fun .

About your problem I think you are lacking in control.
Preparation and conscious playing is the key for good techniques.

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