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Neill Blokland
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A video about how I hold the plectrum. Pretty much the George Benson method. How do you hold the plectrum? Traditional or something else?
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2nd episode of my guitar diary. Here I discuss a simple but powerful exercise called the phantom note exercise. https://youtu.be/BmMV1rIlMmw
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if you just started to play it's a great exercise....
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+Rob Reekers I can't seem to reply directly to your comment. First of all thanks for the feedback. People have told me they enjoy the point of view camera angle that I've used in other videos. But they are hard to pull off without better equipment than I currently have. This time I compromised by filming in front of a green screen to get rid of any distracting background and flipped the video upside down. So you can still see the fretboard as if you were looking down at it, in the same way you look at guitar tab but without the jittery movement of webcam method. In the future I'd like to get better equipment that will enable me to have that angled point of view. But perhaps some people prefer the traditional viewpoint that other YouTube instructors use?
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Great stuff as always!
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My thoughts on learning music theory and creativity.
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This community has more than 7.5k subscribers. I never thought it would grow so big when I first started it. I want to take a more active role to make it even better.
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Ok sounds good Neill - thanks for getting back to me. Will put some stuff up today or tomorrow. Cheers, James
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General Music Discussion  - 
 
A video about how I hold the plectrum. Very similar if not the same as Benson picking.
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A new series on my channel in which I talk about anything to do with guitars and guitar playing.
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I didn't start until I was 25 or 26 and I spent my student loan money on a guitar and amp. Smartest irresponsible thing I have ever done. The advantage of starting as a kid is the brain is still developing so they will form neuro paths that I, ofr example  will not have. I have found that passion and hard work make up for a lot of disadvantages though. My daughter is 6 and she is learning to play and it is amazing how fast she learns.
 
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The Universal Note Pattern helps you learn all the notes on the fretboard and is the foundation for the CAGED chord pattern. This video was recorded in HD so you can read the notes on the fretboard. 
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The pattern helps people learn the CAGED chord pattern later on. So it's quite useful.
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Great video Martin!
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