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Offline J.W.C.

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Re: Tips for improving dexterity and speed please
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2018, 06:49:23 am »
My finger has just healed from a carpet laying injury over Xmas. I'm told cuts in the finger pad usually heal pretty well and that's been the case with me.

Not long ago I sliced the finger pad of my ring finger on the fretting hand. Really annoying. Luckily, it just sliced into the callus without drawing any blood (yea, calluses!), but it made a kind of "flap" that the strings could catch and pull on. I super glued that sucker down, nail filed it as smooth as I could, and touched it up with more glue and filing when necessary. Healed perfectly.

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Re: Tips for improving dexterity and speed please
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2019, 05:07:16 pm »
Hi,

Found this whilst looking for reviews on acoustic guitars.
Don't know if it helps, Maggie, but either way - mighty fine tutorial all the same.



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Re: Tips for improving dexterity and speed please
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2019, 09:04:22 pm »
Tom Hess is a renowned spammer and his methods are called in to question by many worthy guitar teachers. He has no fanbase here.
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Re: Tips for improving dexterity and speed please
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2019, 09:09:15 pm »
Tom Hess is a renowned spammer and his methods are called in to question by many worthy guitar teachers. He has no fanbase here.
Do not click on any subscription button you see or you will get junk for the rest of your life.

Many thanks for this Richard all knowing one  :)

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Re: Tips for improving dexterity and speed please
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2019, 09:11:39 pm »
Found this whilst looking for reviews on acoustic guitars.
Don't know if it helps, Maggie, but either way - mighty fine tutorial all the same.
Kind regards,
Rufus

Thanks so much Rufus for your thoughtfullness. At the moment I can't even hold my guitar (injured shoulder)   :( :( :(  so dexterity and speed are non existent   ::) 

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Re: Tips for improving dexterity and speed please
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2019, 07:31:15 am »
Thanks so much Rufus for your thoughtfullness. At the moment I can't even hold my guitar (injured shoulder)   :( :( :(  so dexterity and speed are non existent   ::) 

Sorry to hear this, hope it gets better soon 🙂
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Re: Tips for improving dexterity and speed please
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2019, 08:53:52 am »
Hi,

B*gger, Maggie. :(
Hope you recover and get back to playing your geeetarz real soon. ;)

In regards to Tom Hess - never heard of him prior to yesterday, but after seeing the comments here I
I bow to better judgement in regards to clicking any of his links.
All I need is here at the Taswegians website.

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Re: Tips for improving dexterity and speed please
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2019, 11:48:52 am »
Incorporate some music therapy into your wildlife care, everybody (everything?) wins.

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Re: Tips for improving dexterity and speed please
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2019, 11:50:19 pm »
B*gger, Maggie. :(
Hope you recover and get back to playing your geeetarz real soon. ;)
Kind regards,
Rufus

Thanks Rufus, so do I! Doing what I can to keep the flame alight with singing, looking at theory (though without being able to play it's a bit useless), learning a bit more about Reaper and my first attempts at writing a song.

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Re: Tips for improving dexterity and speed please
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2019, 11:52:17 pm »
Incorporate some music therapy into your wildlife care, everybody (everything?) wins.

Thanks Jono. My cat is missing her daily sing a long too. I'm trying to find things I can do so I don't lose what strength I've gained in my fretting hand. Very frustrating situation.

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Re: Tips for improving dexterity and speed please
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2019, 08:17:37 am »
I'm trying to find things I can do so I don't lose what strength I've gained in my fretting hand. Very frustrating situation.
A good exercise for that is to take a large newspaper, single sheet at a time do the following:
put the corner of the sheet under the wrist joint and use your fingers (and thumb) to crumple the sheet inwards to a tight ball hold it compressed for 20-30 seconds, repeat with new sheets until you can feel the benefit.
This was taught me by a friend who was a session musician, originally for strengthening your fingers but no reason why it shouldn’t be used for maintaining strength!
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Re: Tips for improving dexterity and speed please
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2019, 08:47:28 am »
Can you not leave a guitar in a corner somewhere  in the in the sanctuary so you can play when there is a spare few minutes. (Assuming you have spare guitars lying about)
You can always use the excuse it helps you to relax during the busy day.

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Re: Tips for improving dexterity and speed please
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2019, 11:57:30 pm »
A good exercise for that is to take a large newspaper, single sheet at a time do the following:
put the corner of the sheet under the wrist joint and use your fingers (and thumb) to crumple the sheet inwards to a tight ball hold it compressed for 20-30 seconds, repeat with new sheets until you can feel the benefit.
This was taught me by a friend who was a session musician, originally for strengthening your fingers but no reason why it shouldn’t be used for maintaining strength!

Darrell that's excellent. Thankyou very much. I'm putting this one in my notebook.

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Re: Tips for improving dexterity and speed please
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2019, 11:59:35 pm »
Can you not leave a guitar in a corner somewhere  in the in the sanctuary so you can play when there is a spare few minutes. (Assuming you have spare guitars lying about)
You can always use the excuse it helps you to relax during the busy day.

Thanks again Jono  :)  I can't use my right arm at all. Been resting it for almost a month with no improvement. Had an ultrasound yesterday. I have a torn tendon and it will probably need surgery.

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Re: Tips for improving dexterity and speed please
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2019, 08:17:45 am »
Thanks again Jono  :)  I can't use my right arm at all. Been resting it for almost a month with no improvement. Had an ultrasound yesterday. I have a torn tendon and it will probably need surgery.
So bummed for you Batwoman

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