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Offline MrBumble

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Re: BC-136 • Rhythm Guitar Basics 1
« Reply #75 on: October 24, 2017, 11:51:07 am »
Yes Elle, I see what you mean - she has a hard time not tapping - stomping in fact. Her playing style is very percussive. For those who haven't seen her play, take a look at this video;

https://www.ted.com/talks/rodrigo_y_gabriela_an_electrifying_acoustic_guitar_performance

Actually I think that Rodrigo & Gabriella are one of the most exciting duos I've seen in a long time.

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« Reply #76 on: October 24, 2017, 09:44:38 pm »
https://www.ted.com/talks/rodrigo_y_gabriela_an_electrifying_acoustic_guitar_performance

Actually I think that Rodrigo & Gabriella are one of the most exciting duos I've seen in a long time.
Nice, but have a look at this, she is amazing!!!
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Re: BC-136 • Rhythm Guitar Basics 1
« Reply #77 on: May 07, 2018, 10:36:50 pm »
Hi,

When I am tapping my foot to the rhythm should I just tap to four beats, or should I include the offbeat too? like, 1(tap), 2(tap), 3(tap) and(tap) 4(tap).

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Re: BC-136 • Rhythm Guitar Basics 1
« Reply #78 on: May 07, 2018, 10:47:47 pm »
You should only tap on the beat, so for 4 beats to the bar, your foot should be tapping 4 times per bar regardless of the strumming pattern.

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« Reply #79 on: May 08, 2018, 10:40:10 pm »
Thank you, that is what I thought.

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Re: BC-136 • Rhythm Guitar Basics 1
« Reply #80 on: May 29, 2018, 02:27:49 pm »
Hello DavidP,

I'm sorry I missed your answer, is there a way to set things so that I get notifications in my email?  I've tried looking for such a setting but it didn't jump out at me.

In the meantime, I have been practicing, and did stumble across the tapping of the heel alternative.  That is working better for me, things are improving.  Then I got to IM-125 and pattern #27, and it all fell apart again.  It is fun to play as fast as I can with the emphasis as marked, but I have to slow it down to agonizing to be able to tap on the beat.  More practice no doubt, my neural wiring is pretty strongly accent+heel tap right now.

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« Reply #81 on: May 29, 2018, 02:32:45 pm »
Nice, but have a look at this, she is amazing!!!
https://youtu.be/-yDM2hp78L4

Thank you!  She is amazing.

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« Reply #82 on: June 10, 2018, 10:16:02 am »
Hello guys,
I have a problem with all the counting... It gets really hard to count "1-and-2-and-3-and-4-and" when the bpm gets really high, do I just work my counting up to speed or is it just for developing the feeling of that rhytm?

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Re: BC-136 • Rhythm Guitar Basics 1
« Reply #83 on: June 10, 2018, 11:58:39 am »
Counting is simply a learning mechanism to get you to hear rhythm. It's not really usable at high BPM, the assumption is by the time you're strumming that quickly, you're not counting beats anymore.

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Re: BC-136 • Rhythm Guitar Basics 1
« Reply #84 on: November 08, 2018, 09:20:51 am »
OK I'm in a pickle over strumming.

1. Down strum is fine.

2. How many strings am I supposed to hit on the way up on the up strum? I always thought it was the high strings (E, b g) but I'm not sure now? What is the technique for getting this? Everything I see says stay relaxed, but how do you get the right amount of strings without angling your hand?

3. Garrrrrgh!


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Re: BC-136 • Rhythm Guitar Basics 1
« Reply #85 on: November 08, 2018, 09:52:33 am »
OK I'm in a pickle over strumming.

1. Down strum is fine.

2. How many strings am I supposed to hit on the way up on the up strum? I always thought it was the high strings (E, b g) but I'm not sure now? What is the technique for getting this? Everything I see says stay relaxed, but how do you get the right amount of strings without angling your hand?

3. Garrrrrgh!
I feel your pain. I've tried dabbling with up-strums and they're destroying me! I just can't make it work at all right now. ::)

I'll be watching this thread closely! :)

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Re: BC-136 • Rhythm Guitar Basics 1
« Reply #86 on: November 08, 2018, 04:13:32 pm »
When first learning up strokes use you wrist and only do light brush
trokes on the e B and G. Turn your wrist down slightly and lest the pick
glide cross the string. Like everthing else start slow and get a good sound.

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Re: BC-136 • Rhythm Guitar Basics 1
« Reply #87 on: November 08, 2018, 05:36:48 pm »
I struggled with this initially, the pick kept digging in on the upstroke. Solution for me was to use a thinner pick. I used a Dunlop nylon 0.38mm, it is flexible so more forgiving, also it has a textured surface so it is less prone to moving around. Then gradually work up to a thicker pick.

Also found this guy helped with my strumming technique:



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Re: BC-136 • Rhythm Guitar Basics 1
« Reply #88 on: November 10, 2018, 10:52:40 pm »
Haven't watched the video yet sdd56 but I got myself a dunlop tortek 0.50mm pick which makes a difference. Hate the flicky sound it makes tho

Think I'm just going to keep working at it but not stress. The more I worry about it and focus on it the worse my strum becomes.

Who knows my high E string accent may become my signature sound, instantly recognisable all over the world (haha jks - instantly recognisable in my loungeroom/this forum) haha

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Re: BC-136 • Rhythm Guitar Basics 1
« Reply #89 on: November 16, 2018, 10:02:20 pm »
Hi, I hope this Q is in the right area of the site. I am approaching the end of stage 1 and am considering stage 2. However, whilst I can play most songs ok-ish at slow and medium speed, I struggle with a lot at the normal tempo of the song. Am I better to keep practicing until I can play my 3 at the proper tempo, or is it ok to move to stage 2 whilst still playing at  a slow speed. Many thanks P

 

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