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In this video:
00:02:40 - Discuss or demonstrate good hand positioning for fingerpicking and palm muting. I’m ok with finger assignment but struggle to understand the correct wrist and hand position.
00:07:05 - Do you have any tips on how to accurately pick the bass note? Low E is easy, what about the 5th and 4th strings?
00:10:11 - How can I improve chord switching and timing? Should I just keep on improving the BPM?
00:14:38 - Do we have Ear training exercises or lessons in RGS?
00:16:10 - How can we or do we use Chord progressions in fingerstyle?
00:17:30 - My thumb wants to continue to set/place itself NOT directly between my index and middle fingers BUT wants to go in the form of a hitchhiking thumb, and I would like to know if this is common and wrong.
00:20:45 - I am in the Spanish guitar class and am a total newbie. Is it important to try to memorize each chord we are learning? I keep having to go back a few lessons each time to familiarize myself again with what we’ve learned.
00:23:26 - Is there a way to make sense of the name of chords? (Bm, A7, etc.). Maybe having an understanding may help to try to memorize.
00:26:24 - Why have I finally started to memorize the guitar neck only after I started learning piano?
00:27:46 - Can you recommend a good acoustic amp
00:29:43 - Suppose I'm playing rhythm guitar with a capo on the 2nd fret in the key of A. How does the bass player know what A note to play on the fretboard?
00:32:32 - I've been practicing scales and doing a solo course, just curious why pentatonic scales leave out two notes.
00:35:41 - How do you know which notes are used in a bass run?
00:39:21 - I was chatting with a friend about capos, you see them in acoustic and classical guitars, but I don't recall seeing them used in electrical guitars at all.
00:40:50 - Do we have a soloing or improvising in RGS?