That's about the best advice there is. I played/strummed/outofsync/goingnowhere for many moons. It wasn't until I met the metronome that it clicked (pun intended). With all seriousness, great advice!
"Without a doubt, my right hand is what needs work. Although the left hand is equal in importance, the right hand is what gives the attack, volume, and tone. Most of my practices are concentrated on getting the right hand stroke to be uniform in all…"
THANKS for the add! I have to tell you, your pics of the Hardly Strictly Festival #8 are BRILLIANT! I appreciate them so well, as mine just didn't "work", and you cought all of my greatest heros! Mind if I share them?Marguerite
Thanks Mark - I really appreciate your kind comments! Yes I met Molly (and a lot of other folk!) at IBMA this year, she was an awesome little picker! We had a fantastic time and hope to come back to The States as soon as possible! Fantastic photographs by the way!
Warm Wishes Sophia
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