Picking Basics

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 continous tone pitches can be low high or in between

guitar riffs

guitar riffs and exercises 1 note per string exercises These are good exercieses 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 […]