2016 Jan 30 - Beginner Q&A

No technical issies this time :) and another good fun session!

Topics Covered - Beginner Hour

Thank you Zoe! :)

00:05     Justin plays “Mazurka Choro” by Heitor Villa-Lobos.
04:30     Guidelines for participating in the live chat stream.
05:45     The Kemper Profiler- getting cool sounds from your electric guitar.
08:00     Performance anxiety- why does it happen and how to deal with it?
12:35   Amps- getting the best out of your guitar: Valve amps/ tube amps/ boutique amps/ Kemper Profiler and more.
19:45   Can we learn everything via the internet? The benefits of having a private tutor and how to choose the right one for you.
24:40   Traditional A chord fingering.
26:05   Low action/ string buzz.
27:10   “Practical Music Theory” – does it sync up with the beginners course?
28:08   How often should I clean my guitar?
28:55   Hitting the pick guard with the downstrum- how to avoid.
32:00   Why did Justin move to the UK?
30:32   What strings does Justin use?
32:50   Recording yourself- tips for getting started.
34:50   Starting a new stage- should I work on the songs straight away or get the chords/ rhythm down first?
36:00   Starting a band- how to get going.
38:10   Changing the key of a song to fit your voice: Using a capo or changing the chords – how is it different?
42:20   Scale length of a guitar – does it make a difference?
43:25   D chord – how to avoid hitting the A string?
49:00   Classical or casual position for holding the guitar?
50:55   G chord using fingers 2, 3 and 4.
51:58   Upstrum – where does it come in between the beats?
56:30   Moveable chord shapes – do I need to know them?
57:25   Should the fretboard be out of sight when I play?
58:56   Wrist/ index finger pain – is it normal?
1:00:40            Sitting/ standing to practice –which is best?
1:01:38            How to break out of a rut- setting goals/ effective practice.

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