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Roger Rettig

Naples, FL
Post  Posted 22 Oct 2019 4:53 am    
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This could be the single most important thing I've read on the subject of real technical advancement.


Thank you, Paul. You've isolated the trap into which I fell many years ago. It's time to start again.
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Dick Wood

Springtown Texas, USA
Post  Posted 22 Oct 2019 5:57 am    
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During a solo,especially an up tempo one,I've found that if you have to think about what you're going play while playing it, it's too late.
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Ian Rae

Redditch, England
Post  Posted 22 Oct 2019 8:38 am    
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This must be true. If a slow solo goes badly, it's obviously not technique - it's the brain not coming up with the goods. So I'm not sure that the speed of the music makes any difference, except as Paul says to make us falsely accuse our fingers.
Make sleeping dogs tell the truth!
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Dennis Brion


Atwater, Ohio USA
Post  Posted 22 Oct 2019 9:13 am    
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Yeppir i listen as a 6 mos in beginner and sometimes get overwhelmed while trying to figure out a solo never thought about breaking it down that small before!!!!
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Los Angeles
Post  Posted 23 Oct 2019 8:25 am    
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When I was in high school way back in 1975, a better guitar player than me in school once said, "Speed is often dictated by knowing where you're going".

I interpret Paul's comment as sort of being the same. (But I could be wrong.)
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Allan Haley


British Columbia, Canada
Post  Posted 23 Oct 2019 11:40 am    
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Very helpful advice. I do try to focus on short phrases when I'm learning something on mandolin or PSG. I guess I should shorten those phrases to 3-5 notes.
I sure wish I could afford that course. Still waiting for the $$ to flood in from the local gigs. Laughing
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