Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Short practise

I just had my next short practise, as I am a bit short on time lately. However, I really want to keep my discipline in playing and learning to master the guitar!!

I continued with warming up a bit, repeating the song I learned and then some of the chords I played at the start of the classes. I still remember pretty much of this and am glad to have written down everything, so I can look it up at all times.

I was at a great concert last Friday (Qua Paso was the name of the band) and there were two guys playing really great guitar. We had seats at the front of the stage, so I really took my chance there studying how they played. What I noticed mostly, is that they used a lot of: BAR CHORDS!!

Just what I have been studying lately and so far definitely the hardest part. For the simple fact that fingers need to be spread wide while maintaining pressure on the this hurts a bit and I need to think all the time how to move my fingers along the strings for the next bar chords. Really great to see this band playing and to get the inspiration for this dificult topic.

And of course, there is always the video available, where Master Ben explains how to play these bar chords in a simple and effective way. What helps also is that the sound of bar chords is really nice. The normal (open) chords do not sound so great on my guitar (BC Rich, basic model), but the bar chords have a realy nice sound. Up for the next practise!!

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