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Offline Rossco01

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Re: What to learn next? Should I move to the next stage? etc etc.
« Reply #255 on: June 15, 2019, 08:53:01 am »
You might be lucky but it'll take you ages to get your F chord (and barre chords generally) down to pat, particularly when playing songs. Some people do take to it straight away but it took me months if not a year or more to get to the point where I don't think about it. See how you get on with it in some songs but if you're comfortable you've got it as good as you can at the minute I'd move on. Plenty of songs which don't need it and you'll probably find it Bm that you'll need sooner than F.
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Re: What to learn next? Should I move to the next stage? etc etc.
« Reply #256 on: June 15, 2019, 09:18:33 am »
I agree with Rossco.

I'd suggest move on and retain a song in your practice/playing routine that includes an F.  I found it to be more fun using the chord in a song to keep working at it than doing one-minute-changes and drills.  Perhaps a slower approach but duration to get something to be usable in playing songs doesn't trouble me.

As an example House of the Rising Sun includes an F.  The other benefit of getting really familiar with HOTRS is that later in stage 8, you can move from a strummed version to a finger-picked version.  It is also 6/8 so adds that into your learning.

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Re: What to learn next? Should I move to the next stage? etc etc.
« Reply #257 on: June 18, 2019, 02:24:20 pm »
+1 for just playing.

++1 for playing songs you like!! Even a basic version (using 4 down strums per bar), then advance when you can

++1 for not giving up. Sometime it seems impossible, but you learn, your fingers stretch and you get there

Also, you might find that you should move on with the stages yet you can’t do the songs. Somebody on here said they play the songs around 3 stages back. Solid advice

Another tip that I took was to take lessons. I have 1 every 2 weeks and found them to make a huge difference. The course is brilliant, but to then have that feedback from a tutor is invaluable. Of course, that’s not always possible for everybody


I started 6 months ago and still haven’t advanced from Stage 4. Yet feel like I’m still doing well

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Re: What to learn next? Should I move to the next stage? etc etc.
« Reply #258 on: July 17, 2019, 02:37:06 pm »
Also, I don't know if it's only me, but I moved to stage 2 when I was at 40/min and the day after I added some A-D-E changes to the stage 2 lessons and I was doing them at 60-70/min. I think that's what he means with not getting stuck with perfection, everything will come easier when your focus (and tension) is on something different.

 

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