David Leisner: Playing with Ease

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Re: David Leisner: Playing with Ease

Post by guit-box » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:58 pm

Jack Douglas wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:21 pm
lagartija wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:06 pm
Crofty wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:57 am
Excellent post Tom.

Paul
What Paul said. :okok:
Plus one more! Excellent!
+1 more. Tom is spot on.

I feel confident, based on,
1. mine and others direct experiences with him in lessons and
2. The fact that no guitarist who has recovered completely from FD has come forward to attribute Leisner for their success in the 25 years he's been taking money for his FD lessons.
3. The high price for lessons and required minimum.
4. His arrogant quotes that Tom pointed out from his book implying only he has the answer.
that my original assessment is accurate. Leisner is peddling Snake Oil.
An eyewitness will often only see what he already believes to be true.

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Re: David Leisner: Playing with Ease

Post by ronjazz » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:15 pm

I just downloaded the Kindle edition of Playing With Ease. The hardcover, at $89, fits into the snake oil category. The $10 Kindle edition makes quite a big deal of moving from the large knuckle joint on the right hand, seemingly in direct contrast to what guit-box's video's have shown, but that may be a practicing thing rather than a final answer. I found two very interesting thoughts cropping up:1) most of the book repeats Shearer and Berg and 2) the 5th chapter about moving from the large muscles is more interesting and makes more sense than I had originally thought, given the scuttlebutt I had heard. I will make larger movements a part of my daily practice routine and see what results I get. His practicing hints are pretty good, as well as his concert prep ideas. May well be worth $10, don't know yet.
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