Topic: Basic Technique ??

hi
I started with the guitar a year ago and know my way arounf the neck reasonablu well including the barre chords , not much done on the strumming part , doene the basic waltz strumming and the general d d u .. d d u . which do not suite a llot of songs . My question is if the correct strumming is used for a song wil that generaly improve hand speed on neck or is there a technigue for that or wil just simple practising over and over and over again help with hand speed .

any advise please

Re: Basic Technique ??

Practice is your only route to smooth transitions and steady patterns.

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Re: Basic Technique ??

what type of music are you wanting to play?  an Zurf is correct, practice your scales  and strum with what you feel comfortable with.  I like to alternate between working scales and switching chords and mixing them up.

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Re: Basic Technique ??

+1 for Zurf's suggestions.

To add, you have to work on one or the other. It's almost like you switch back and forth between strumming and chords. You start with one, when you get good at it you work on the other, get good, then back to the first and so on.


check this out for strumming:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid … 1482366891

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Re: Basic Technique ??

Great link Z!!!  Had not seen that one.

Mal - Well, lady, I must say, you're my kinda stupid.
Mal - Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that
Kaylee - No power in the verse can stop me. BOOK-  you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theatre.

Re: Basic Technique ??

Some songs you can strum to the words of the songs and get away with it. I do this with an Eagles song (Take it easy) and Pink Floyd's Mother. they sound fine. One strumming pattern that fits many songs well is: d d u u d u. Not too hard to learn.

Re: Basic Technique ??

How to be able to learn at a much faster rate and understand the mechanics behind playing the guitar?

Re: Basic Technique ??

ou must first memorize the placement of the fingers on the fret board to be able to do the chords. This can take some time and beginners must be patient. Learning the guitar takes time and dedication and cannot be done overnight.