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Playing too fast

Posted by Bill500000 on Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ok so I've just finished off a bottle of Pinot Grigio ( and I can still spell it!) , looked at my old videos and decided I've played them all too fast,

note to myself ......slow down old man !!



7 comments on “Playing too fast”

TonyS Says:
Sunday, August 7, 2011 @2:13:00 PM

Happens Bill! My first iPOD app was a metronome - boy was I surprised!

beetlegeist Says:
Sunday, August 7, 2011 @2:38:17 PM

Playing too fast is a problem. You lose the rhythm and rhythm is important to the feel of a tune. Once you know what the problem is it should be easy to correct. Then the playing becomes better.

Bill500000 Says:
Sunday, August 7, 2011 @2:38:26 PM

Hi Tony, yes, I know I'm going too fast while I play it too, .. must be a state of mind ..I'm going to try lead weights on my fingers to fix it !! Ha Ha!

Bill500000 Says:
Sunday, August 7, 2011 @2:44:25 PM

Hi Kester, I slowed down after a bottle of wine, but then found I couldn't sing, oh dear!, ... my lady has said all along I'm playing tunes too fast, and tonight I realised what she was saying, I suppose it's all a learning process we all go through, ... Bill

beetlegeist Says:
Sunday, August 7, 2011 @2:55:19 PM

Wine, it has been a long time since I have drunk any. A cool Carlsberg is nice but beer makes my throat sore. But yes, it is all a part of the learning process when you play too fast. I play too fast very often but I am still learning.

RandyZ Says:
Monday, August 8, 2011 @8:30:44 AM

hi bill

my wifes grandparents,( grandpa played the guitar, gram played the fiddle) loved playing whenever company would come over. they were beautiful people. i would pick along with them, but could never keep up to their speed. all that time, i thought, geeze, im playing so slow! here i came to find out....the first one finished, would win! get a metro, itll help you bill.

Bill500000 Says:
Monday, August 8, 2011 @12:07:30 PM

Hi Randy, good idea about the metronome, your Gran and Grandpa sounded fun people!

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