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How to play a blues lick over an A7 or A minor chord. This lick uses triplet, but you can just as well play it straight, with no triplet feel. Experiment with where you start the lick - it can sound quite different depending on where in the measure it is played.

I am also wondering which of these 6 different camera angles is the best one for my video lessons? Let me know, okay? Thanks a lot!

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Comments on this video lesson:

Tony said...

Robert, cam angles 2,4 & 6 are good views for me, I can see close up on 4 as well as normal or more natural distance to view on 6, finally 2 is a good angle too, it gives me some depth of the guitar with your hand playing every note...

Comment added on August 01, 2014
Ted Preciado said...

Hi Robert
I prefer angles 2 and 4. For me it's easy to see what fret and string your fingers are addressing with those two options. If I had to select only one option it would be option 4.
Many thanks for all the free lessons and tips!
Cheers,
Ted

Comment added on April 19, 2014
paul said...

angle 4 was best for me but tabs would make even better

Comment added on January 10, 2014
albert said...

I think number 4 is the best. If you add a little view of the other hand it will be perfect.

Comment added on November 22, 2013
Bill said...

I like #4

Comment added on November 15, 2013
C.J. Rebb said...

Angle #4 is the best.

Comment added on September 07, 2013
Stuart said...

PinP ( 4 in 6 ) allows viewer to relate to 1 on 1 lesson with best view of finger position.

Comment added on April 11, 2013
jeff kendall said...

I thought 2 and 4 were the best.

Comment added on February 26, 2013
kevin said...

i like #2 the best...keep up the good work !

Comment added on January 27, 2013
stan said...

i find the camera angle not so important if you would just give us like you use to the TABs!

other than 2 & 4

Comment added on November 09, 2012
Alexis Dutordoir said...

Hi Robert,
I prefer 4, clearest for left hand, followed by 6 if the action of your right hand needs also attention.
Thx for all the great lessons !
Alexis

Comment added on November 02, 2012
Tim Mulford said...

Hi Robert, all have their merits but if pushed I would say 4 followed closely by 6, thanks again for the great lessons, cheers Tim

Comment added on October 19, 2012
frank said...

4 is best next is nr 2
thanks fore your lessons
from frank.

Comment added on October 11, 2012
Uncle Frankie said...

Angle 4 looks best to my mind.

Comment added on October 05, 2012
ed n said...

definitely number one. it lets you see finger placement on the fret board. Some of the other angles are too close or fingers hide the fingertip location on the board.

Comment added on September 22, 2012
Tom said...

Anles 4 and 5...

Comment added on July 06, 2012
Nooni said...

4 and 6

Comment added on June 22, 2012
Ryan said...

4 and 6 are best

Comment added on June 15, 2012
Charlie R. said...

Angle 4 is the best. Angle 6 is second best. Angle 5 is third best.

Comment added on June 08, 2012
Ebax said...

#4 is great for licks, like this one, that cover a small area of the fretboard.

Comment added on May 25, 2012
Francesco said...

First thank you! For all you do , you're a really special person and amazingly talented.
Your lesson are really useful and thought out.
Angle 4 is best for me most of the time but maybe sometimes 6 is nice if the lick has an unusual picking pattern.

Comment added on May 21, 2012
Bill said...

I like number 4. Seems like the easiest for learning the lick.

Comment added on May 13, 2012
Robert Hancox said...

Robert,

2 is good but 3 is better, as it covers more fret board. I like the offset and above angle as it's easier to see where the fingers are going. A straight on view tends to have the fretting hand cover the fretboard, making it difficult to see where the fingers are landing.

My favorite is view #5. You can plainly see the fretting hand and you can watch the picking pattern. So often, with lessons like these, the viewer only gets to see the fretting hand and never the picking hand. When learning to play lead, picking is just as important as fretting the notes, especially in terms of speed and accuracy. So I think view #5 becomes the most valuable to the beginner.

Great site, Robert. Keep up the good work.

Comment added on May 11, 2012
Bill Collie said...

6 is best. You can see the exact position on the neck and see what the right hand is doing. Of course you could also use close ups using 6. Keep it simple

Comment added on May 11, 2012
Mike said...

I like number 4 the best. Numberb6 is ok, but too far away.

Comment added on May 04, 2012
natty prince said...

angles 4,and 6 are good.Rock on nice work stay blessed.

Comment added on May 04, 2012
Chris Strode said...

Hi there,
I think angle 4 is the best. It gives a fairly close up view which makes following whats going on easier but its still wide enough to relate it to the correct part of the neck.
A great thank you!

Comment added on January 27, 2012
William said...

I like angle 4 plus all your lessons many thanks.
regards William

Comment added on October 14, 2011
Ed said...

Very tasty lick, Robert. Great Lesson. As others have stated, I like 4 and 2 the best...in that order.

Comment added on October 13, 2011
Geno said...

I vote for angle #4. It's up closer and very clear . Thanks for your lessons. I always enjoy them.

Comment added on October 01, 2011
George said...

There is another angle you may consider. The over the shoulder angle that shows the neck as you would see it while playing the guitar.

Comment added on August 30, 2011
Tig said...

3 and 6
(BOTH in each lesson would be cool)

Comment added on August 19, 2011
Cluie said...

Robert,

I liked angle 4 for learning the neck fingerings and angle 5 if the picking pattern is included with the fingerings. On both those angles I could see all the strings without distortion from depth perception and I could clearly see the position of your fingers and pick.

Comment added on June 26, 2011
leonardo said...

I prefer angle 4. Angle 6 is good too, but it is a little far.

Comment added on June 19, 2011
stephen said...

Hi Rab,

Angle 4 seems the right distance and would do well with the right hand from angle 6 included within angle 4. So it`s angle 4!!

Comment added on June 10, 2011
Monte said...

Good job Robert I like 4 or 5 myself

Comment added on June 04, 2011
Kim said...

Best: 4 (close up and I like a view that has the pinky on the left and the index finger on the right)

Good: 6 (but the camera was too far away from your left hand)

OK: 2

Lose: 1 3 5

Comment added on June 03, 2011
Chris said...

#4. Great site. Great job! Thanks.

Comment added on May 13, 2011
Joey D said...

Hi Robert...I like angles 2 and 4 the best.

Comment added on May 08, 2011
James Hall said...

Hi Robert:

I agree with many others - 4&5 are the best. I also like 6 - I could appreciate your pinky hovering over the G string with that view.

Jamie

Comment added on April 29, 2011
Mace said...

Number one needs more light on that rosewood fingerboard. Great site.

Comment added on April 29, 2011
Ian said...

Hi Robert,
I liked views # 4 (the best), 6 (maybe zoomed in more), & 2.

Thanks, keep up the great work.

Comment added on April 23, 2011
kenny said...

hi robert
i liked angle 1,2,6

Comment added on April 22, 2011
jimmie ingram said...

Hi Robert,angle #4 is the best angle for me.Thank you for all of your great lesson's.

Comment added on April 10, 2011
Ro said...

I would suggest angle 4 for the fretboard.
Your lessons are very well received, thank you.
Ro

Comment added on April 10, 2011
David said...

Camera angle 4 is the best.

Comment added on April 10, 2011
Richard said...

Hey Robert,
Thanks for lesson mate.For me angles 4&5 work the best.
Cheers Rich.

Comment added on April 02, 2011
TommyGS said...

Hey Robert,
Great stuff as always,
Angle 2 & 6 are the best.

Comment added on April 02, 2011
Gatofranco said...

I think Nº 2, 4 and 5 are the best angles.

Comment added on March 30, 2011
Gatofranco said...

I think Nº 2, 4 and 5 are the best angles.

Comment added on March 30, 2011
Nick said...

Hi Robert
Angle 6 is the best as it's the most straight-on view to the neck so no fingers get hidden by other fingers as in some of the other angles, but zoom in closer to the left hand (as you have on all the other angles), and only show the picking hand when needed.
And thanks for all the lessons
Nick

Comment added on March 30, 2011
Jere said...

Robert, I miss your smiling face however angles I prefer in order are 4,2 & 6

Comment added on March 30, 2011
frank scully said...

I see the frets and finger better in # 2 and # 4

Comment added on March 29, 2011
Bob said...

Robert; angle 2 or 4 are best for me but, #6 not far behind.
Thanks for these!

Comment added on March 28, 2011
Csaba said...

Hi,
Thanks for all the efforts you put into these lessons. I like the angles 4-5-6, 4 and 6 the most.

Comment added on March 28, 2011
Craig Fish said...

I liked angle 4 and 6.

Comment added on March 27, 2011
roger sieracki said...

Camera angles 4 and 5 are best. Angle 4 to see what the left hand is doing, and angle 5 to see what the right hand is doing. Thanks for all you do.

Comment added on March 27, 2011
Miami-Ace said...

I like Angle 4 the best, because it gives the cleanest, clearest look at the fretting of the notes (without background distractions, such as a floor). I think it is also good to show something like Angle 6 if there is some special picking that needs to be explained. Otherwise, stick to the nice, tight closeup of the fretboard that Angle 4 provides. Please keep up the good work.

Comment added on March 27, 2011
Thomas Nikolajsen said...

angle 4, is the best for me...

Comment added on March 27, 2011
Marc Cerrato said...

I like angle 2 and 4. It gives a better view for seeing the strings you are playing.
Thanks again for the lessons.

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Jay Green said...

Hi Robert, I'm with the majority here and vote for #4.
Thanks for the lessons, they really help.

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Eric M said...

Angle 1 is the best. All you need to see is right their, no distractions makes it easier to concentrate. Thanks for all the lessons over the years. You are a very good teacher and friend

Comment added on March 26, 2011
mark said...

hey robert-
angle six followed by four seem to work best-
showing both if possible would be awesome-

thanx for caring !! you're the best-

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Steve said...

Great teaching as always!! #4 and #6 respectively for my eyes.

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Rob said...

Robert, Angle 4 is a good way to go for a close up. But angle 5 might be an interesting transition from the slower beginning of a lick to a more intermediate pacing. Then you could finish full speed with a full-body framing like when you introduce a video.

Thanks
Rob

Comment added on March 26, 2011
ed said...

robert,i liked 1,2&4 great angle
looking at tips of fingers.didn't
from back or foward angle,5&6
to far away. hope this helps,it did me. edd

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Dave said...

I agree with Roly 2 ,4 and 6 are all quite good.

Comment added on March 26, 2011
bill young said...

Angle 4 is best for detail. Just made a PayPal donation to help continue these great lessons! THX!

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Michael Soso said...

#3

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Dieter Baecher said...

Hi Robert, my favorite is angle 4: Best view on all strings and left hand. Some lessons may require angle 5, too, but not this one.

Tschüss

Dieter

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Rick Wine said...

Many good camera angels, but i like #4.

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Ron said...

Hi Robert ---- I like angles 2-4 thanks Ron

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Ron said...

Hi Robert ---- I like angles 2-4 thanks Ron

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Ed Mason said...

I think I would like to see a combination of 4 - 6

Comment added on March 26, 2011
George said...

#4

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Mike said...

the old way was better because we could see the whole guitar and see you as well. don't change it
Thanx
Mike

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Paul Ouellette said...

angles 2 & 3 do not seem to be very different and they form my preference.

Comment added on March 26, 2011
John Stanley said...

I like the 4&5 angle best. Always nice to see what the right hand is doing.

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Ron said...

Great angles !! 2,4&6 being the
best. thanks for your continued
effort in bring us the latest in free video's.

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Paul said...

Thanks for the opportunity to chime-in. In order of preference I like 4, 6, 2. Thanks, Robert. Keep up the great work!!

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Mark said...

I see why it is tough for the angle. for definition I like angle 4.to get the big picture angle 5 works for me although some may prefer 6.they are all good but preferences are like opinions everyone as one.

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Terry said...

Hello Robert... brilliant that you are experimenting with different angles for filming guitar lessons... it really is very important. I agree with Roly with a preference for angles 4 and 6 being combined if possible! Excellent lesson once again... cheers Robert.

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Rex said...

Robert,
I like Angles 2, 4, and 6 best. Thanks for all you do,

Rex

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Thomas said...

Hi Robert, I think for me the best angle was #4 . Keep up the excellent work, i love it... Tom Boise

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Namealex said...

camera angle 4

Comment added on March 26, 2011
David said...

Angle 6 best. You can see both picking and fretting hands well.

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Tom said...

Can't decide between 5 and 6.

The video feels more complete with your right hand in the shot.

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Richard Gallet said...

angle 4 is the easiest for me to follow

Comment added on March 26, 2011
Manny B said...

Well,all angles are really readable,like Angles 2,3,4.Beginners can readily see your fingers on the fretboard.
Great free lessons.
Hasta la vista,
Manny

Comment added on March 25, 2011
jackson said...

Robert. liked view 4 & 6. These two offered best overall for neck and hand. Thanks for all.

Comment added on March 24, 2011
Roland Stow said...

Hi Robert
These angles are all very good but in particular I like Angles 2,4 and 6.
The first two angles show good fret positions and fingering plus angle 6 shows picking hands etc.
Thanks for your many great free lessons.

cheers
Roly

Comment added on March 24, 2011

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