The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19184 Message #194737
Posted By: GUEST,Pete Peterson
14-Mar-00 - 11:46 AM
Thread Name: Fingers, Hitting Frets, & Not Looking
Subject: RE: Fingers, Hitting Frets, & Not Looking
I think I agree with most of the other postings (so why am I writing?) the RH pattern will stay relatively constant once learned, but probably DOES need to be watched at first until that goes into "muscle memory" (love that term) the LH is where it can jump all over the neck and that may need to be watched for a lot longer. Meanwhile I do not consider it impolite at all to watch somebody's LH like a "fret hawk" in fact consider it a great compliment when it happens to me! (last year at Clifftop Mac Benford and I were playing double banjos and each staring intently at the other's LH patterns! and I suddenly became aware of it. . . ) Little Neo, you were once kind enough to send me a series of chords which was the skeleton of a tune you were writing-- were they all down the neck in the first position or did the tune go elsewhere? (you may not even remember this & have moved beyond it) I found that tune fascinating & compliment you again on creating it!