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  • Bill_Brown

    September 4, 2021 at 8:16 am

    Hi @NW7 , I agree with everyone’s comments, no one will play like a rock star in a couple of months😱 It’s going to take time, patients, and lots of (consistent) practice👍 That being said, there’s another aspect that crossed my mind when reading your post. What about your guitar? Is the string action too high or too low? When the action is too high, that means the strings are too high above the frets, causing much more pressure to be exerted on the strings to fret a chord – thus “gorilla grip” as mentioned by @Alfred . If the action is too low, meaning the strings are too close to the frets. That results in a buzz sound from the strings vibrating against other frets when playing notes or chords. The rule of thumb is that strings should be 3/32 of an inch (measured at the 12th fret) distance above the frets to the bottom of the strings. Just something else to consider🤔