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 Post subject: New Practice Idea
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:37 pm 
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Doug C and I were doing a lesson and I pulled out an old idea. We gently put a cloth under his strings right by the bridge. The guitar made only a very percussive sound. This allowed us to hear a whole world of sounds that needed clearing up - very interesting!

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Douglas Niedt, in his monthly "Doug's Dirty Little Secrets" newsletter, recommends a similar technique for separating the two voices in a piece. He puts a folded up tissue under the strings near the 12th fret to deaden only a few strings at a time, either the bass line or the treble line. He says that often players are not as precise on the bass line as the treble/melody, and this allows you to hear and work on each voice separately. The right and left hands continue to play as normal.
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I've muted the strings with my left had some times to listen the the attack. It does reveal a lot. It finds the flack in your attack. :D
I going to start doing it again. Thanks for the reminder.

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Robert,

I put a soft rolled up piece of paper under my treble strings by the bridge and it is really an amazing trick. I'd suggest learning to sing the bass line like that!! Thanks for passing on Douglas's tip!

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