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  • D tuning and using Flat pick

    Posted by Cadgirl on March 26, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Small Win! Today I tuned my guitar down to “D tuning” to play the song “Simple Twist of Fate” by Bob Dylan! Not only was I geeked about being able to tune the strings down, but to somewhat master the “base string, up, down,up” strum. THEN to top it off I used a flat pick! I have always used my thumb or thumb pick whenever I practice because the flat pick just felt so cumbersome. I am not ready to post a video, right now at the stage of just playing for the cats.

    Cadgirl replied 3 years, 2 months ago 7 Members · 12 Replies
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  • Loraine

    Member
    March 26, 2021 at 9:28 am

    What an awesome win Cadgirl. That dang pick will be difficult to master, but it opens so many doors when it comes to picking and strumming. I love the sound of Drop-D too. Keep up the great work!

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 26, 2021 at 9:43 am

      Thanks, I really was super excited about it. I never would have tried the “drop D” if Tony didn’t have so many exercises with it. And concerning the pick, Now… I can be like the other guitar geeks and have a pick in my pocket 🙂

  • Michael-K73

    Member
    March 26, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Very cool wins right there, Cadgirl.

    🙂

    -M

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 26, 2021 at 1:18 pm

      I was pretty happy about it. Trying to get my skill level up where maybe…. i’d play outside next to a bonfire. 🙂

  • ted_h

    Member
    March 26, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Nice! Sounds like a _big_ win to me!

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 26, 2021 at 1:20 pm

      I’m with you on that. I thought it was a big win too. I have fought with a flat pick for a while. I’m not that good with it yet, but i’ll practice.

  • bob.atch

    Member
    March 26, 2021 at 10:29 am

    Great Win keep it up

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 26, 2021 at 1:21 pm

      I sure will. I just got a 1/4 size for when I travel and a 1/2 size to stay in the living room. practice, practice, practice.

  • Michelle-PSL

    Member
    March 26, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Great win here!

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 26, 2021 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks, I was pretty amazed how fast I was at tuning the guitar down.

  • Fly

    Member
    March 26, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Nice win and great song I’d love to be able to play along to that.

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 27, 2021 at 4:40 am

      I was “stupidly” trying to learn songs that were way beyond my skill level since buying my guitar last year. I just recently dropped down to easier songs. I’m having a lot more fun. and….. isn’t that what it’s all about.

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