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Day 1 : Hammer Ons with E Minor Pentatonic


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Doug, as always something good to think about, practice and incorporate.  I spend so much time trying to pick every note that it makes my playing dull sounding to me and always at the same speed throughout a lead.  This is a real good way to speed up yet not pick every note, which slows me down.

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6 hours ago, davejrocky said:

Doug, as always something good to think about, practice and incorporate.  I spend so much time trying to pick every note that it makes my playing dull sounding to me and always at the same speed throughout a lead.  This is a real good way to speed up yet not pick every note, which slows me down.

That's so awesome to hear. Yes not every note needs to be picked it just needs to be audible and musical.

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1 hour ago, Bluesymood said:

Hi Doug, many thanks for the tip of using hammer ons. I need to practice that a lot to make it fluid and efficient... so I'd better get on with it!

Practice on 2 strings at a time to get your fingers used to it. Example the D and the G strings on the 12th and 14th fret are easy notes to get comfortable with and you can do alot with those 4 different notes

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Hey Doug. great stuff. I've played for almost 50 years and, I still get what I call " in a rut". Watching your videos helps me to continue my playing without being too repetitive and/or boring. Some stuff I know but forget to include in my playing. Keep it coming. 

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Thanks for the pointers Doug. I've been playing for 46 years. I like to keep things interesting and to stay motivated. Hammer ons definitely do that for me. I work 50 to 55 hours a week driving a tanker truck but will always find time to keep on practicing and expanding my knowledge on the guitar.

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7 hours ago, Chris Chaltry said:

Thanks for the pointers Doug. I've been playing for 46 years. I like to keep things interesting and to stay motivated. Hammer ons definitely do that for me. I work 50 to 55 hours a week driving a tanker truck but will always find time to keep on practicing and expanding my knowledge on the guitar.

There's not many feelings in life that are like picking up a guitar at the end of the day and just having fun with it. I'm glad I can add to your knowledge 

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5 hours ago, Fred Soukup said:

@Doug Van Bevers Every time I watch the lesson clips, I pick up on something I missed the last time through. I find that true with each of your lessons. Great job!!

Thanks again for the tips and the class.

That's awesome ! I like to emphasize learning bit by bit.  Guitar is easier to digest when you take baby steps every day and the next thing you know it,  you have a massive guitar vocabulary of licks 

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On 1/12/2022 at 3:23 AM, Doug Van Bevers said:

Practice on 2 strings at a time to get your fingers used to it. Example the D and the G strings on the 12th and 14th fret are easy notes to get comfortable with and you can do alot with those 4 different notes

Many thanks Doug, excuse the late reply. It's my first time back to this page since January 12th.

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