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I'm really enjoying this program!! I've learned more in the past 2 weeks than the past 2 years. . THANKS!!!!
I'm working on the 3 various Major scales I. II and III and on the long stretches I find it easier using my ring finger going down the scale but my middle finger as I come back up?? My muscle memory is really taking effect and I'm becoming very proficient with the scales but now I'm concerned the way I've been doing the scales is going to come back to bite me later? Is it OK that I'm doing it this way? Thanks!!
 
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Hey Marc! I'm glad you are enjoying this course, because so am I! I'm very satisfied with the unique content, and I know that it will take us both a long way in our journey. To answer your question though, I think that it is imperitive that you stick to the fingering that was assigned to each of these scales. I've been playing guitar on and off for over 5 years now, and I realized that my speed got drastically faster because I changed my technique to the one that is followed in this course. I know it will be uncomfortable at first, but it will be extremely beneficial in the long haul. I would try to follow everything in this course as closely as possible because I myself have seen improvement in my technique  in these past few weeks. In my opinion, the best way to get yourself back on track is to review which finger goes coerrectly with the notes in the major scale patterns, and practice on a slow speed with the metronome. It won't be the most exciting thing you will do while going through this course, but your fingers will develop proper muscle memory, and your speed will increase as time goes by. If you want more tips on how to use a metronome, I'd be happy to help.

Best of Luck!!

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On 6/14/2022 at 12:52 PM, MikeZ said:

Hey Marc! I'm glad you are enjoying this course, because so am I! I'm very satisfied with the unique content, and I know that it will take us both a long way in our journey. To answer your question though, I think that it is imperitive that you stick to the fingering that was assigned to each of these scales. I've been playing guitar on and off for over 5 years now, and I realized that my speed got drastically faster because I changed my technique to the one that is followed in this course. I know it will be uncomfortable at first, but it will be extremely beneficial in the long haul. I would try to follow everything in this course as closely as possible because I myself have seen improvement in my technique  in these past few weeks. In my opinion, the best way to get yourself back on track is to review which finger goes coerrectly with the notes in the major scale patterns, and practice on a slow speed with the metronome. It won't be the most exciting thing you will do while going through this course, but your fingers will develop proper muscle memory, and your speed will increase as time goes by. If you want more tips on how to use a metronome, I'd be happy to help.

Best of Luck!!

@Marc@MikeZAwesome reply! best thing you can do is to follow the courses as closely as possible. You can still have fun playing your favorites but try to incorporate what you are learning into them. Remember have FUN!

Fred 🎸

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