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Hugh McCloskey
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  • The Villages, FL
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Good Habits, Bad Habits
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I'm having a difficulty placing my fingers down simultaenously when changing chords.  I can't seem to break the habit of finding a string with one finger, then using that as "home base" so to speak,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Lloyd May 22, 2010.


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Hugh McCloskey replied to David Mitchell's discussion I know this seems basic, in the group Acoustic Newb
"I agree with John.  Good post for the Newb group.   I still struggle with keeping my thumb on the back of the neck so my fingers can curl around enough to hit the strings at close to 90 degrees as possible.  My thumb slips and I feel…"
Jan 5, 2015
Hugh McCloskey commented on Derrick Miller's group Acoustic Newb
"This may be repetative, but...the "A" note is part of the D chord, so you still have a D chord if you hit the "A" string.  It's a "forgiveness" string - if you hit it by mistake or intentionally, you still…"
May 16, 2013
Hugh McCloskey commented on Derrick Miller's group Acoustic Newb
"Hi Mark, I recently went to the Elixir website because I was looking for guidance in putting on new strings.  They use an instructional video from Taylor (who use Elixir strings) to demonstrate how to restring a guitar.  It's…"
Sep 8, 2011
Newbie Dean replied to Hugh McCloskey's discussion How do you tame a slippery pick? in the group Acoustic Newb
"The cortisone shot gave me instant relief. I need to do the nightly wrap for about 6 weeks to get it totally "healed". I tried to get the doc to find me "guitar players" hand for a transplant. He wouldn't buy into it.…"
Sep 5, 2011

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
1-2 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Alverez RF8
Taylor 414 LTD Fall Special
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At 6:19am on September 1, 2009, Walt Pilcher said…
The "slow jam" for beginners sounds great! More music stores should offer that with their lessons.

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