Made a breakthrough today.

Discussion in 'Lessons & Techniques' started by Karathas, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. Karathas

    Karathas Well-Known Member

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    I practice alot. Lately it seems like I haven't been getting any better in my playing. Then today something sort of weird happened. All of a sudden I was varying my attack. Where usually I would hit the string with the same power, now I was hitting the strings lighter, and harder. What a huge difference it made! It even seemed to help with my string muting. Everything sounded way better

    A few of you are probably thinking that it's an obvious thing. Not to me though. I feel like my playing changed, and for the better.
     
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    dbb Well-Known Member

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    You've discovered dynamics and articulation! Now you can play louder, softer etc. to suit the music. It also gives you more control, which helped with the muting and such.

    Great!
     
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    And some pickups, like P90s, respond better than other to pick attack.
     
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    RVA Well-Known Member

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    You just thought you were not getting better, while all along your fingers were learning. Congrats - it is a great feeling to make a breakthrough!
     
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    frankd Well-Known Member

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    That's great ! I been feeling the same I mean I been learning new songs etc but feeling my lead and overall technique was not Improving . I been sick with some god awful flu stuff so I been bs on here more than
    practicing but tonight feeling as bad as I do I just slowed it down and kinda concentrated on a classic lead riff going over and over it seems to have worked.
     
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