In this month’s live Q & A session, I answer the questions Could you explain the proper use of a capo?, Can you practice scales right away?, What do ‘O’ and ‘X’ mean on a chord diagram?, How do I overcome stage fright?, and more!
[2:19] I have a problem with switching chords. What I can do for it?
[4:58] I know the chords, but every time I watch a tutorial on how to play a song it never sounds like what they are teaching. Any suggestions?
[9:49] Can you play fingerstyle with a pick?
[11:29] Any advice on how to “get back into playing”. I took a break during a hectic few weeks and although I do pick up my guitar a few times a week to practice, I am finding it hard to jump back into RGS.
[15:13] Could you explain the proper use of a capo?
[18:16] Do we have to re-tune the guitar after putting on or removing a capo? If so, why? I understand a capo as a “fixed” barre so it should nicely change all the strings pitch equally.
[20:26] It has been very difficult to sing even hum and strum simultaneously. Any tips?
[24:52] Do you have a Facebook group?
[25:25] Can you practice scales right away?
[27:57] How do I find a study buddy?
[29:15] What is the best type of capo?
[31:00] How much pressure should I use when playing an F minor barre chord?
[33:55] How to play with shaky hands?
[35:07] Does Travis picking replace strumming?
[36:26] What string size do you use?
[38:12] I have an old Jasmine guitar. Would getting a new guitar like the Jasmine S34C NEX Acoustic Guitar be worthwhile?
[40:13] How do I overcome stage fright?
[45:38] What do some acoustic guitars have a cutaway? Is it mostly a visual preference?
[47:44] What do ‘O’ and ‘X’ mean on a chord diagram?
[51:41] I know how to use a pick, but I find fingerpicking difficult. Do you have any tips?
[52:52] How do you fingerstyle practicing scales?
[53:20] Do you have any advice for a thrash metal song that I can use?
[53:38] How much time should I spend practicing every day?
[55:15] Is it okay to change the strum pattern of a song that I am covering?
[56:04] Why is the sound of my guitar low?
[56:50] Why are scales useful to learn?
[57:34] What is a good practice routine?