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Major Help w/ Fingering (among other things)

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Post by d.chimeraan Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:47 am

Alright, so I've been at this for one and a half months now: 1 week with Deck the Halls, 1 week with Auld Lang Syne, and now 4 weeks with 'To Good Friends'. I have the song down about 90-95%, so I decided to record it. Turns out I have spider hands, which I would think is one of the worst habits to pick up...I was practicing technique for about half of my practice time up until two weeks ago, when I was forced to devote my shortened time to finishing this song, so I admit that I've been neglecting my scales and whatnot.

So I guess my question is: What is the best way to rid myself of this habit? Should I stop playing this song for a while? (since I've become accustomed to playing it with my spider hands) Should I just go pure technique for a while? (by the way, I am also ashamed to say my sightreading, pedaling, and interval recognition are extremely poor)

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Post by Admin Andrew Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:29 am

Don't be to hard on yourself. Work on a little bit at a time. THe key isn't to go hard on one thing for a short while. Do a few minuets everyday, make your goal to just progress a little everyday and you'll get quite far after awhile!

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Post by d.chimeraan Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:22 am

Admin Andrew wrote:Don't be to hard on yourself. Work on a little bit at a time. THe key isn't to go hard on one thing for a short while. Do a few minuets everyday, make your goal to just progress a little everyday and you'll get quite far after awhile!

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Thanks, haha. I've been pretty consistent in playing every day, just probably not the right thing.

But specifically, is it just building up the finger and tendon strength to not have spider hands?

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Post by Admin Andrew Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:48 am

if you're trying to fix posture you need to do it slowly with awareness Wink

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