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Correcting Bad Habits


Hello,

I joined this forum because I've been playing guitar for 14 years now and I'm mostly "self" taught. I watched a lot of Paul Gilbert instructionals and found tabs for anything I was interested in learning.

14 years later, I'm trying to correct bad habits but it's extremely slow going. The big one I'm trying to work on is not using all of the fingers on my right hand when playing on the classical. I've always just used what was necessary and all fingers weren't really necessary until Asturias. So, using all fingers on my right hand is getting a bit more natural but I'm still finding it almost impossible to correct my right hand on songs I learned 10-12 years ago like Midsummer's Daydream and Fantasy Serenade by Rik Emmett.

Is there something I'm missing or do I just have to keep fumbling through these old songs using the correct fingers and hope it will eventually be natural?
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Re: Correcting Bad Habits


It might be better to just focus on new material with correct fingering, instead of trying to relearn stuff. I don't know for sure but I think learning something new with correct fingering might be easier than completely changing the fingering for something you already have memorized.

For classcial guitar in particular you'd be best off using some method books like Frederick Noad's Solo Guitar Playing with the aid of a good teacher. Classical guitar is pretty much the most technically demanding and precise of all the styles, in my experience. It's really the hardest to learn right on your own.
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