Basic Picking

Holding The Pick https://takadimi.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/pick-grip_edit.mov Picking is the act of striking the string to create a sound. There are many different types of stringed instruments and many different ways to pick.  Rest the heel of the right hand lightly on the lowest strings. Notice the movement in mostly from the wrist, and the forearm is still. […]

Picking Exercises

Basic Picking Picking is the act of striking the string to create a sound. There are many different types of stringed instruments and many different ways to pick.  Rest the heel of the right hand lightly on the lowest strings. https://takadimi.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/setuo-2.mov Notice the movement in mostly from the wrist, and the forearm is still. Anchoring […]

the basics of music

the basics of music music is made of patterns of sound a pattern is a thing that repeats

rhythm

Rhythm rhythm sounds are often very short they carry the BEAT or TIMING PATTERN

pitches

musical pitches pitches are sounds that hold a continuous tone pitches can be low high or in between

guitar riffs

guitar riffs and exercises 1 note per string exercises These are good exercises for left and right hand co-ordination. Try different speeds and pattern configurations. Make sure to practice to a metronome, and do many repetitions https://takadimi.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/spider-legs-1b.mov Practice controlling the fingers that are not playing notes and keeping them in playing position. https://takadimi.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/spider-legs-2b.mov You can […]