Post by gangstahfolife on Apr 10, 2007 22:50:09 GMT -5
I needs some tips. I'm using this program to teach me guitar and I'm having a lot of troube with the wider frets at the end. My fingers always touch another string by accident no matter what and my hands aren't even that big(which is why it's hard to play the wider frets). Does anyone know what to do to help me because no matter what I do I can't get my finger to not touch multiple strings. Also, there is a buzz like sound coming from my guitar a lot of the time and I know it's because I can't reach the middle of some frets. Will this go away with practice or do you think large hands(or average sized hands) are needed to play guitar? Because my hands are a lot smaller than average.
Just wondering. If anybody could give me suggestions I would appreciate it. I'm really trying to learn guitar and I'm taking it seriously but it just hasn't been working out for the past month.
Post by Neo Samurai on Apr 11, 2007 13:11:15 GMT -5
Are you placing your entire finger on the string? What you need to do is place only the tip of your finger (right below where your fingernail is) on the string. Using the entire finger will get in the way of the other strings and mess up the sound. Also, you need to really push down on the strings, or you're going to get that buzzing sound.
It really doesn't matter how big your hands are. It might be easier for those with large hands, but that doesn't mean people with small hands can't play as well. There are plenty of children and women (who usually have smaller hands than men) that can play the guitar pretty well. So, I think maybe you can manage.
Post by thetruecoolness on Apr 21, 2007 1:20:17 GMT -5
Another thing you might want to try is maybe picking up Bass. You can make a lot of the same sounds with the guitar and the strings are further apart. Of course it also requires even more force to get away from that buzzing sound (since the strings are thicker).
But yeah do what Doshi says, and also don't push down in the middle of a fret, push down right above it. so say here is a fret
|-------------------| |----------------^ Push around here
Pushing right on the fret however will get you a harmonic.
So yeah just make sure to keep your fingers as high as possible and only push with the tip. I know it's hard to not touch other strings sometimes as I have trouble with it when I try to play guitar being used to bass. Also make sure the first digit of your finger (the third with the finger nail and tip) is as close to vertical as possible. This allows you to put more pressure on the string.
But after some practice you should get better at it, just like strumming.