Mirror practice V.2.0

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guitarguy
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Mirror practice V.2.0

Post by guitarguy » Fri May 22, 2015 5:53 am

I occasionally practise in front of a mirror. And promise - that's not because I think I am particularly pretty. :)

With this method I was able to even out a few problems in both hands in the past.

Just recently I came across an app for my iPad that provides a good alternative for me now. It uses the camera to record and replay with a configurable delay. This means, I play a problematic passage of what I am practising and a few seconds later I watch what I did right or wrong. Advantage for me is that I don't have to correct my technique simultaneously when playing. Also I don't have to arrange myself in front of the mirror in the bed room.

The app is called "cu-q" and was probably written for ladies who want to marvel at their new hair style. But for me it does the job studying my hand motion.

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Re: Mirror practice V.2.0

Post by Mick the Ramirez Man » Fri May 22, 2015 6:37 am

You know, this thread enlightened me to something ... When I was a rocker many years ago I always practiced in front of the mirror. But, I've never once practiced Classical Guitar in front of a mirror and I've practiced for 6 hour stretches since the `80's! Hmmm ... :wink:
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Re: Mirror practice V.2.0

Post by tormodg » Fri May 22, 2015 7:43 am

Thanks for the tip.

I use a small tabletop mirror which my daughters use for makeup...works like a charm (its about 40x30 cm so big enough to see the entire neck at an angle while you play).
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