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GUEST,Neil Lowe Fingers, Hitting Frets, & Not Looking (55* d) RE: Fingers, Hitting Frets, & Not Looking 14 Mar 00


The more I hear about your playing style and your compositions, the more I think...."Gee, it must be nice to have some talent." I thought if I played long enough some would magically work its way around to me, but, alack and alas...

For anything more involved than the basic G-C-D chord changes, I have to watch everything: right hand, left hand...head wagging back and forth like one of those little doggie novelties in the car's rear window.

A little off-topic, Neo, hope you don't mind (BTW it should be obvious I couldn't be so presumptious as to even offer any advice to you)....

I was learning a song the other day that had an F#7 chord in a position on the (guitar) neck with which I wasn't familiar (and after I thought about it, it made sense - one of those moveable chord things) was the fingering for a C7 moved up 6 frets to F#, with open 1st string. C7 (fingering or positionally) doesn't give me a problem. But making the change in the song from D# (barre at the 6th fret) to F#7, even with the visual clues (i.e., the inlays on the neck)....I still have to think about it. Makes me wonder why the location of the chord gives me such a problem when the fingering doesn't. Things that make you go "hmmmm..."

Sorry for the thread-drift, Neo. I'll crawl back into my hole now.


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