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  • #8597

    Thumb or index neither was that coordinated. I will start the repetitions, and thanks.

    #8599
    Ryan
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    Hi Darren,

    it will come with practice. remember this is a 28 day course and today is only day 2. Rome wasn’t built in a day. choose whichever method is most comfortable when you are doing 8th notes. By day 28 you will definitely see progress if you keep practicing.

    #8635

    With the 8th and 16th notes I can do up/down with my thumb, but it’s pretty much just a Mute on the up stroke. Do you suggest growing out your thumbnail (like a classical guitarist) to do this? I don’t recall seeing the up/down picking in any of the song lessons, but it sure helps with dexterity!

    #8636
    wotalent
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    Whenever I watch the speed (and accuracy) at which Aldrine can pick those 16th notes I immediately think of “Wayne’s World” and want to scream “We’re not worthy! We’re not worthy!”

    #8688

    After practising the picking, I feel a little sore in my thumb. I also get the feeling, that it helps to stop thinking, then you get faster. But it sure takes long practise to get these speed muscles.

    #8697
    John Gleeson
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    It takes a lot of time to play notes at a fast speed – be they 1/4, 1/8 or 1/16 notes. Practice, practice, practice as they say. I don’t use thumb-only picking – coming from the 5-string banjo world I learnt to play single string by alternating the thumb with the index finger (T, I, T, I). It works for me. If you are struggling with thumb-only picking try my approach. As my banjo teacher was fond of saying – “if it doesn’t work one way, find another; there is no right or wrong way”. You have to work within your physical capabilities. Django Rheinhardt will tell you that :<)

    #8796
    Kevin
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    With the 8th and 16th notes I can do up/down with my thumb, but it’s pretty much just a Mute on the up stroke. Do you suggest growing out your thumbnail (like a classical guitarist) to do this? I don’t recall seeing the up/down picking in any of the song lessons, but it sure helps with dexterity!

    I’m having the same problem. I keep all my nails quite short, so the up stroke it was just sliding up off the nail. I don’t want to grow my nails out, so I’ll just have to work on it another way. Maybe using two fingers?

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