Hope you clever people don't mind offering me advice on a couple of things. You don't seem to have done in the past - you have been polite, at least.
Someone recently suggested buying a book called "100 Guitar tips you should have been told", by David Mead. I parted with my £20 and now own the book, which seems pretty good. One of the things in the book is abut bending strings up to a pitch a tone higher. I can do it (with limited success) on the bass strings, but I have bent the 1st string up half way across the fretboard and it seems to make very little difference. Am I expecting too much or obviously doing something wrong? I don't expect to be able to bend the strings to a precise pitch immediately, but I would have hoped to have got some sort of effect.
Now for scales. I don't want to get too het up on scales (that nice Mr Mead told me not to!) but is the done thing to barre the strings with various fingers and lift them up when playing each note, or to put your finger on the appropriate fret individually? Or is it a matter of doing what feels best?
Grateful for any thoughts. I hope that this makes some sort of sense! Thanks.
[ 04 November 2002: Message edited by: Rhodes ]