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Offline FatFingers

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Re: BC-115 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #420 on: March 22, 2017, 12:08:12 pm »
I've been doing the one minute changes (A, D, E) and sometimes surprise myself with how different my results are... however, I start off good then quickly go rubbish. For D I am still putting my three fingers down one at a time. It's a bit frustrating.

If I do the strum-pick which of course is slower, the notes come out clean. But ten seconds in to the OMC, there's a lot of buzz, especially on the high E string for D. Even when playing along to Three Little Birds I start off good then the chords are rubbish and buzz :(

I also find that as I get further in to the OMC I start resting the neck on my fretting hand more. I tense up in my hand too much to try and get it 'right'. I have short fat sausage fingers and even though I am using the tips of my fingers and curling my fingers like Justin says, I am still causing buzz when changing chords. Which then causes frustration and thoughts of "who are you kidding, you're 42 years old, it's not like you're ever going to be in a band, why bother" etc etc!

Onwards and upwards though!

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Re: BC-115 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #421 on: March 22, 2017, 12:25:41 pm »
Don't "fret" about putting one finger down at a time.  In fact, Justin doesn't even expect people to start trying to get the fingers down simultaneously until stage 5.  Moreover, I'm sure everyone starts out good with one minute changes and then around 35 seconds or so, things start to go south.  Even Justin mentions that in one of his videos.  I do it all the time myself.  Keep working at it and you'll get there.
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Re: BC-115 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #422 on: March 22, 2017, 06:46:52 pm »
I'm 5 weeks into my guitar 'journey' and I'm loving it. Still only on stage 2. I did all the 'fat finger' searches, quickly realising it's all down to practice. I am a lot better than i was when i started. I move one finger into place, the others then follow. So I'm getting there. Don't despair. I'm also closer to 50 than 40. Wish I'd have started sooner though.

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Re: BC-115 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #423 on: March 22, 2017, 07:55:54 pm »

Welcome to the forum, sounds like you're doing ok. And don't worry we all have to start somewhere.  8)
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Re: BC-115 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #424 on: March 30, 2017, 04:21:15 am »

FatFingers, this sounds like exactly where I am at also.  I've only been playing for 2 months, still on Stage 1 but considering moving to Stage 2 shortly.  I'm 45 yo and don't have short fat sausage fingers so it happens to all types but I'm loving it and can't wait to practice every night.  :)
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Re: BC-115 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #425 on: March 30, 2017, 11:32:22 am »

42 years old here too. I'm playing since december 2015 somewhere. Some advice, don't tense up. That will only make things worse, as you noted yourself. Causing buzz will happen, it's inevitable. I'm in stage 4 of the beginners course and i'm getting buzz too from time to time. Move on, keep up the practice. It gets better in time. Also, i've noticed that a healthy mental attitude is key to a good practice. If something goes wrong, something's not working right, your hands aren't cooperating, no sweat. It will be better tomorrow.  The big key thing here is: practice and having fun playing.
You ask yourself: why bother? I've told myself upon asking that question: because i love it. And that's all the motivation you'd need imho. Not going to play in a band? Fine. Still, i love what i'm doing. I don't care about much else.
As long as you love playing, the rest will come. Keep at it, keep a healthy mental attitude and don't dwell too long on the mistakes you make. (There will be many more.... XD).

Keep up the good work!
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Re: BC-115 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #426 on: April 18, 2017, 01:13:34 pm »
Hi, it's​ a while since my last post and I've been doing a bit of practice. One thing that is annoying me is that when i change from my D chord to another (doesn't seem to matter which), the B string 'drones' as i lift my finger from it and goes open. When i watch Justin do his D to A and back, all you hear is chord after chord (no drone). Does this make sense? Even more practice needed, i suspect..

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Re: BC-115 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #427 on: April 18, 2017, 01:22:35 pm »
It's possible that you are releasing the pressure on the finger too abruptly, the release should be a reduction in pressure so you almost get a muted string followed by moving the finger, it happens very quickly so it's easy not to spot it. Try it slowly first and then when you get the idea speed it up.
Later on you will need to be able to do this for what is termed 'pull (or flick) offs', these are when you want the lower note to sound without picking it.
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