Hello every one. While this might not be a discussion group for the book that I am studying, I know someone can relate. I recently bought "The Gypsy Swing as Played By the Masters," by Roux and Daussat from djangobooks.com. When it arrived, I quickly opened the box. Eager to dive into the lessons, I downloaded the file into iTunes and saved it to my iPad. While the accompanying CD played in the background, I skimmed through the material. After giving the book a once-over, I began the first lesson, which after a bit of practice was rapidly accomplished. I am not boasting, I'm just stating the first lesson was rather simple with some unfamiliar fingerings. This evening after I practiced the first lesson again and regained my experience all my confidence was shattered, when I began the next lesson.
In the second lesson there is a short progression with chords that were very difficult for my brain to signal my fingers where to go within my time keeping. So, I slowed it down. For a couple hours I slowed my rhythm to a crawl. After the slow and steady pace, I was at the point of sheer agony of pain and lack of coordination from fatigue in my pinky and ring finger that I regrettfully had to put my instrument down (normally I play for four to six hours an evening with the only symptom being mentally tired). I wondered if I wasted time by practicing one thing for so long.
I hope that I did not lose any one with my longwindedness, but I had to set up my question.
Can some of my fellow friends, whom open the ears of others to the sounds of lifes troubles uplifted and carried away with every melody and arpeggio, explain a daily workout that maximizes each fundamental aspect of the style? A physical trainer, a Mr. Miagi, so-to-speak, or some one with a successful routine. While, I do not have any funds for private lessons because I have family obligations, what I can offer is that your generousity will be paid forward. Feel free to private message me. Thank you. -Steve