Friday, May 11, 2007

Guitar Tuner

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Fingerstyle excercise

Hold down a G chord. Alternate your thumb from the 6th string(E) to the 4th string(D). Add Count. While plucking the 6th string say "one" and while plucking the 4th string say "And". Do a four count. "One and two and three and four and". Keep repeating till thumb becomes automatic.
Without stopping thumb, with your index fingers pluck the 3rd string(G) on the numbers one, two, three and four, which are the downbeats. So the thumb and index finger will hit at the same time when the thumb hits the 6th string. Than pluck the index on the "ands", which are the upbeats. Here the thumb and index finger will hit at the same time on the 4th string, giving you an upbeat feel. Than repeat excersice with middle finder on the 2nd(B) string. And the ring finger on the 1st(E) string. This will help you gain independence between your thumb(Bass) and fingers (melody).

Friday, April 27, 2007

Where do you teach?

I have a studio on East 81st Street and at my home in Highlands, New Jersey.