wanting to learn more
« on: October 06, 2015, 03:53:14 PM »
Hi there I'm new to this forum I play electric guitar iv been playing  for a few years now I enjoy it and want to learn and do as much I can but there is one thing stopping me. I was born with cerebral palsy this means my hand coordination is not as good as the average person. I play sitting down because I am in a wheelchair I play using  two fingers, the strings I am most comfortable with is G string and E string I try to play the best I can its frustrating.


Offline DavidHutton

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Re: wanting to learn more
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 04:14:13 PM »
Have you considered slide?



Re: wanting to learn more
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2015, 10:52:21 PM »
First off welcome to the forum ,it's a big plus from me regarding David's suggestion 🎸

Rob is your man for giving you advice on slide and thre open tunings for your guitar 😀


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Re: wanting to learn more
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2015, 08:19:24 PM »
Slide would be a great solution. You could play both lap steel style , on your lap. Or you could play traditionally. With all the various open tunings, you could have endless possibilities. Good luck, I wish you the best.  I love playing slide guitar.
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Re: wanting to learn more
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2015, 09:42:01 AM »
I hope thinks are working out for you.

Have you done much playing with open tunings, with or without slide? In most teach yourself guitar books they tend to be treated as rather exotic but they are a great way to draw the focus onto your picking hand. If you are playing sitting down with the guitar body in your lap then, even without coordination challenges, the natural focus ends up on the picking hand.
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