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Ask Simon: Finger independence away from the guitar

Ask Simon a question!

I have been receiving a lot of questions recently and in an attempt to answer them I have made a short audio response.

If you enjoy this Q&A please let me know in the comments below. If there is enough interest I will continue to make them!

001- Finger independence

2015-05-06T19:23:52+00:008 Comments


  1. René April 17, 2015 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Hi Simon –
    The audio works well and is more efficient than typing. Thanks for all you do for us!

  2. Patti April 17, 2015 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    FORMAT: Missed your smiling face but otherwise the audio file conveyed all the info effectively. And I certainly appreciate that a quick audio recording is much more efficient to create than typing text.

    More generally, maybe try Dragon Dictation for text input? With your superb diction, the program should have minimal accuracy issues.

    CONTENT: I particularly liked the coda, with its ideas about the untapped resource of studying musicality off-guitar.

    As always, thanks for your unending efforts to share what you know with us.


  3. Suzanne April 20, 2015 at 2:03 am - Reply

    I like the audio, actually – I tend to multitask, and listening makes that easier. And a podcast would be awesome!

    • Simon April 21, 2015 at 4:34 pm - Reply

      Thanks Suzuanne, my brain cogs are ticking over…

  4. Brett August 15, 2015 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    I am new to the site and classical guitar but am loving what I have found om your site. I really liked the answers and ideas in the recording and am already planning how to start using them.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience.

  5. Joannes May 4, 2017 at 10:39 am - Reply

    i am at the moment exploring new ideas to use my of the guitar time better and this audio gives me new ideas.
    i already doing 6 months hand excercises but like you mentioned there is so much more to explore.

    thanks Simon

  6. Linda Tsardakas May 5, 2017 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    I missed this perhaps due to my absence over the Easter holidays but a recent comment by Joannes brought it to my attention. I think the audio format is very good, a podcast to answer questions like this would be a great idea. What Suzanne writes about mult-tasking is true. Podcasts are perfect for listening during other tasks where your mind is free like doing dishes… : )

  7. djcooke May 5, 2017 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Very helpful — and inspiring as always. Many thanks.

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