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Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Silly Guitar Question
« on: December 18, 2009, 11:59:43 AM »
I recently bought a guitar to use in Garageband to learn to play (along with some other books/guides I'm looking at) and I just don't have the agility in the fingers (Yet) to do the cords and was wondering if folks who DO play out there can give me some suggestions to get mah fat digits in shape to play!

Offline consortium11

Re: Silly Guitar Question
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 06:34:24 PM »
I'm fairly terrible myself, but honestly, practice makes perfect. I had the same issue when I first started but eventually it just started to click. I'm sure there are exercises you can do to improve digit agility however I'd be haf tempted to just spend that time working on playing.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Silly Guitar Question
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 06:37:57 PM »
I'm trying to get the E cord and my middle finger won't make enough space for the other finger. :(

That and I'm not quite happy with my strumming.. worked on it again today

Offline MercyfulFate

Re: Silly Guitar Question
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009, 06:43:20 PM »
Practice is about all I can tell you, repeatedly go in order from the first fret on the low E (top string) and do, index, middle finger, ring finger, pinky. Keep doing it until it gets easier.

Sorry, that's bad advice I know. There are little mini-lessons on youtube and different sites. Start off with some standard pentatonic scales and such.

Offline Caeli

Re: Silly Guitar Question
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 07:26:21 PM »
It's all practice, I think. The same thing happens on the piano - you don't play for a while, and your hand feels a little clunky when playing arpeggios and scales and stuff. It's just practicing over and over until your fingers get more limber and used to the movement.