We had a great live Q&A session once again and I am excited to share all the fantastic questions that were asked. We covered a wide range of interesting topics, from pentatonic scales made easy to picking the right songs to play. We even discussed how long practice sessions are for when you have limited time available, and much more!
I have included the video with timestamps so you can see all the questions that were asked in this session. Who knows, maybe there was a question asked that you yourself have been wondering the answer to.
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In this video:
00:01:32 - In G minor pentatonic you do not play 2 and 6 of the scale. In B flat major do you leave out the same notes?… And so those 2 notes are never played in Pentatonic scales?
00:09:41 - What exercise do you recommend to train the fingers to stay close to the fretboard when soloing?
00:12:11 - What are the best minor pentatonic licks that every guitarist should know?
00:13:44 - How does one know which notes harmonize together?
00:15:17 - Is there a way to speed up acquiring muscle memory besides frequent repetition?
00:18:05 - If I have 30 minutes a day to practice a new skill, what is the most effective way to divide up my time? 1) Practice 3 minutes ten times a day 2) Practice 10 minutes three times a day or 3) Practice 30 minutes once a day or maybe it doesn't matter, the main thing is to practice.
00:20:30 - What do you do if you reach a plateau in a skill that you are learning and seem to be stuck and not able to get it and advance further?
00:23:04 - How do we listen to a song or watch a song on YouTube and determine the strumming pattern?
00:26:14 - How long should you be playing guitar before you start using the capo?
00:27:12 - As a guitar teacher, I encountered hundreds of people who simply won't sing. Do you have any tips on how to encourage non-singers to sing and play guitar?
00:28:51 - I play it by holding it on my left leg instead of my right. I practice while sitting in an armchair and the armrest bothers me. The guitar is classical, but I'm playing rock and roll. Please tell me is this the problem? Should I play the guitar leaning on my right leg? Should I sit on an ordinary chair?
00:33:31 - The songs I want to play are often too hard to learn in a reasonable amount of time, any suggestions on how to pick songs to learn or more generally on how to apply lessons?
00:34:15 - When learning songs, should we focus on one song until we are at about 80% before moving on to another song, or should we learn that song well enough to the point of being able to play it well before moving on?
00:39:41 - How often do we change strings on a classical guitar?
00:41:46 - I've always had a terrible time memorizing I'm starting to think I'm better off expanding my repertoire and forgetting about memorization.
00:44:09 - What do you do about stage fright? Friends came over when I was practicing and I really froze up and forgot everything I learned.
00:47:32 - Do you have any lessons on string bending? My fingers often get stuck or caught up on strings up above the bend.
00:49:33 - I keep my guitar in a case with a humidifier is that a good idea?