Fantastic professional DVD. Now onto Patterns 16 - 20, It's a blast, having some really good serious fun here.
Patterns 16 & 17, Picking the bass & Bass/5th taught me that I could actually play my guitar standing up. Never tried it before but am unable to remain seated with these two. As Justin says "It's like dancing with your guitar"
My problem is with Patterns 19 & 20, The Mute/Strum - Chuck.
Try as I might I can't do it with my right hand. I get a much better sound using the pinky bar on open chords but as pointed out there can be some weird harmonics and I know I'll come unstuck on certain chords (C7 for example).
Just into my first Barres and can play all the Majors no probs, working on m, 7, m7, sus and I find this method gives the same good sound and as a bonus, it's like doing pushups only on Barres so it's double the money's worth.
I have v e r y long fingers but now it seems a small palm. Furthermore the side of my palm is seriously curved and 'naturally' only mutes the 4 middle strings. I've studied my Tanglewood and note that the Bridge tapers downward from the 6th to 1st string. The 1st string is visibly noticeable when looking downward on the guitar ie way lower than the 2 - 6.
This is the string giving me problems, I just cannot seem to mute the first string, it rings out every time, even when putting some serious pressure on the strings with the side of my palm.
I want to learn to do the 'chuck' with my right hand even though on this particular guitar it doesn't sound as good as a left handed one.
Anybody run across similar problems and figured out a workaround ?