This month I answered questions like What do I need to learn to play lead guitar more efficiently?, How do I increase speed while playing scales on guitar?, How do I go from playing chords to playing songs?, and more!
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Questions We Answered This Session:
00:03:10 - Can a pickup that I buy separately and attach to the guitar be used instead of buying a guitar that comes with one installed by the factory? Will the sound be comparable?
00:09:08 - When playing a B major barre chord (A-Shape) form I know that ideally mute the high E string. Is it also true when moving it up a half step to play the C major chord should I also mute the high E string?
00:10:46 - How do I get my pinky finger on my fretting hand to stop following my ring finger?16:04 Why not find a song you like that has a skill or multiple skills you want to achieve and practice the skill whilst learning the song?
00:21:25 - What do I need to learn to play lead guitar more efficiently?
00:27:20 - When I play the Cadd9 or the G chord my left ring finger and pinky bend backward on the 3rd fret, 1st, and 2nd strings. Can you recommend any exercises to help overcome this issue?
00:32:15 - What is the best brand for a guitar and/or guitar strings?
00:37:05 - How do I increase speed while playing scales on guitar?
00:42:40 - When playing lead guitar, like improvising over a backing track, how important is speed?
00:44:34 - What specifications should I check out when buying a guitar?
00:46:00 - How many repetitions of a particular skill (learning new chords, chord changes, scales, etc.) are needed until muscle memory takes over?
00:50:28 - How can I know when I've reached my limits in a particular area?
00:53:15 - How many songs should I try to learn at a time?
00:56:30 - Can you explain the composition of a chord and is there a formula behind it?
00:58:34 - Are there exercises that deliver the most "Bang for the Buck" for Barre Chords?
01:00:27 - Any tips for someone who is “scared” to play around and improvise?
01:04:43 - With chords involving my index finger my finger naturally goes sideways rather than the tip hitting the fretboard. Is this OK?
01:06:37 - How often should I be changing strings?
01:08:57 - How do I go from playing chords to playing songs?
01:14:27 - What is the youngest age that a child can learn to play ukulele?
01:16:55 - How long does it take the strings to settle in?
01:19:08 - Should a child learn to play the ukulele before the guitar?