Mudcat Café message #584661 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40703   Message #584661
Posted By: Steve in Idaho
02-Nov-01 - 11:07 AM
Thread Name: Practice tip, odd but verrry effective.
Subject: RE: Practice tip, odd but verrry effective.
I've found that when I'm in the Paltalk rooms waiting for my turn I practice my technique. Often using whoever is playing as a backup. It has done a couple of things for me - I can better ignore my mistakes, I can do well when others aren't, and I can ignore the whole thing and simply practice my cross picking or other little runs.

Rick you are correct, at least for me, that the right hand is the key. It's where I make most of my mistakes. And I've sat for a while and simply did the technique out of an open tuning position - swapping strings just to get my right hand functional.

One of these days I am going to be able to play "Under the Double Eagle" the way I want to! Just gotta practice *G*

Steve