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    Good to hear, my friend. Awesome news. I'm coming...

    Good to hear, my friend. Awesome news. I'm coming out of similar troubles again myself. So I can appreciate how it feels :)
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    Check this out:...

    Check this out: http://www.scotttarulli.com/tarulli/thoughts.aspx - seems a bit extreme, but worth reading.
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    If I'm concerned about my wrist I might work on...

    If I'm concerned about my wrist I might work on playing slide or on compositions or something like that, that doesn't involve stressing my wrist. Aural exercises are another thing to look at.
  4. The way to go about changing keys depends on the...

    The way to go about changing keys depends on the style you're writing in. Considering which keys you will modulate to is also dependant on style.
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    Also, maybe you are trying to hold your fingers...

    Also, maybe you are trying to hold your fingers down on the frets while you do the lick. Perhaps that is necessary for this particular lick. But usually if you take each finger off as you use it you...
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    I agree with Eric 100%. Be really careful that...

    I agree with Eric 100%. Be really careful that you don't overdo the stretching. If you are going to work on it it should be very gradual. And if you experience any discomfort stop ommediately and...
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    Everything is affected by what comes before it...

    Everything is affected by what comes before it and what comes after it. If you heard a cluster chord juxtaposed before and after by gregorian chant, I think you'd say that it was pretty dissonant....
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    Set a metronome beating quavers and go back and...

    Set a metronome beating quavers and go back and forth between these, saying a syllable on each click. Try clapping on the numbers, too.

    6/8 - count 1 & a 2 & a 1 & a 2 & a etc
    3/4 - count 1...
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    For the record, I would thing E phrygian dominant...

    For the record, I would thing E phrygian dominant for E and F, and E phrygian for the G. So I'm saying the same thing as the people who talked about using other scales but sticking to an E centre....
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    Songs often use chords or keys that do not fit...

    Songs often use chords or keys that do not fit into the original key.

    You might, for example have a song with one section in A aeolian and another section in D mixolydian. Overall if you analyse...
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    By the way, I have found sleep and stress to be...

    By the way, I have found sleep and stress to be significant factors also.
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    Ganglions

    Basically, the ganglion was getting in the way of a tendon. It was pushing it to a side, causing friction. The specialist said it might come back, but that was a few years ago and it's not back so...
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    The anti-inflammatory diet involved cutting back...

    The anti-inflammatory diet involved cutting back on red meat (I'm now vegetarian), and on stuff like yoghurt, cheese, chocolate - etc. Apparently it can clog your arteries up. Also having lots of...
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    Thanks for your comments everyone. This is an...

    Thanks for your comments everyone. This is an important issue that is too often ignored until damage happens. I have battled with tenosinivitis (pretty much the same as tendonitis but it's the tendon...
  15. James Muller and Steve Morse are my top 2.

    James Muller and Steve Morse are my top 2.
  16. Thread: My hand hurts!

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    I used to have trouble with tendonitis. I tried...

    I used to have trouble with tendonitis. I tried many cures, and each of them had different degrees of effect. The most effective were 1. an anti-inflammatory diet, and 2. some changes to my...
  17. Thread: Metronome?

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    Most music stores that sell any instruments or...

    Most music stores that sell any instruments or strings will have them. They'll probably cost between 40 and 70 Australian dollars, from memory.
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    The vast majority of really simple songs like...

    The vast majority of really simple songs like 'hard days night' will use mainly, if not only, chords I, IV, V (one, four, and five - ie C, F, and G in C; G, C major, and D in G major, etc) of the...
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    Knowledge is ammassed theory. Wisdom is ammassed...

    Knowledge is ammassed theory. Wisdom is ammassed experience. Wisdom is far superior, in my opinion - what good is having something if you can't use it? For theory to be useful you need to be able to...
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    I think it is basically to do with long pieces,...

    I think it is basically to do with long pieces, which by the way can often be broken down into seperate sections whech are often not repeated.
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    It all depends on where you want to get to...

    It all depends on where you want to get to musically. If the player(s) you like most are of a non-theoretical strain then maybe that is the better option. Also remember that you don't have to decvide...
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    Some people like to use a thumbpick. This means...

    Some people like to use a thumbpick. This means you can switch between fingerstyle and picking. Players that have used this, off the top of my head, include:
    Tommy Emmanuel
    Bruce Mathiske
    Jerry...
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    To start yourself off, put on some of the music...

    To start yourself off, put on some of the music you enjoy listening to (keep it simple at first), and sit with your guitar and try to play along. You'll probably find you get bits and pieces sounding...
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    Try very gradually speeding up some exercises up,...

    Try very gradually speeding up some exercises up, from whatever speed it is that is slow enough for you to have minimum finger movement. If you can eventually get this up to a speed where you can...
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    hemiola = when you change the accents on a...

    hemiola = when you change the accents on a particular rhythm (of course this rhythm may exist within a melody) to imply a time signature other than the one you are actually in, eg say you are in 6/8,...
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