What technical problems are you currently struggling with on your instrument?
What technical problems you’re currently struggling with on your instrument?
I don’t find enough time to practice now, so I am starting to struggle with the fluidity of my left hand, especially with slurs (I'm typing more on a computer keyboard than doing my hammer-ons on a guitar).
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PS: We are opening an AMA with Marco Tamayo for November! Watch out for that, he might help you
This is not exactly what you are asking for. I recently sliced the top side of my LH middle finger - with a serrated bread knife nonetheless, so I am probably out of playing for several weeks. My nails are so bad I can only use fake nails. So I decided to try working on RH playing without nails. I am doing my exercises with LH only. (If you don’t think exercises are boring enough you should try this.)
I am also trying to ‘practice’ by just reading scores. That is a real challenge for me and I get frustrated easily, but I think it is a very good habit to develop - the reading of scores not the frustration.
When working on the Pujol slur study that I've been working on for months, I still struggle with my L hand cramping as I play. I also struggle with my LH when working on Giuliani's RH studies 1-20! As a bassist for many years, I have had to learn how to arch my fingers to stay clear of the strings so they can ring, and I often find that my middle finger of the RH interferes with open strings.