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MichaelAnthony Classical gtr technique 4 picking steel? (22) RE: Classical gtr technique 4 picking steel? 06 Nov 01

I've been practicing -- that seems to be the biggest factor. I believe pre-place is good for me until I get the accuracy down.

Now as to standing up -- because of lower energy or decadence or something I haven't been practicing this way -- and when I play an open mic or something I'll sit down. But I really would like to play standing up sometimes. Guess I'll have to find that energy.

A nice thing is switching between guitars. If I practice on the nylon strings for quieter moods etc, then later switch to steel, it's a nice change that can be inspirational -- kind of like when you pick up a great guitar at a music store to play or borrow someone's great guitar. The newness is nice, and you appreciate the advantages of different guitars. It reminds me that apprectiation is relative for me. Another example of this is that no matter how nicely driving my car may be, I'll get used to it and no longer appreciate it as much. But go on a trip and drive a rental for a while, then go back... My car doesn't drive nicely now. But it has other advantages I appreciate after getting out of a cream puff.

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