Hi closet guitarist,
closet guitarist wrote: ↑
Thu May 09, 2019 11:38 am
I did not read it that way since he was discussing watching the hand and its effects on playing and not synchronization specifically.
I didn't quite understand the rest of your post Tonit maybe if you could re-word it? I might be a little slow.
Well Frank does discuss the syncing:
Frank Nordberg wrote: ↑
Wed May 08, 2019 6:55 pm
Contreras wrote: ↑
Wed May 01, 2019 9:04 am
I suppose following the left hand imparts an extra level of accuracy.
The hand you watch will always be a fraction slower than the other hand and that means they tend to go out of sync, reducing both precision and speed.
For the benefit of doubt, "The hand you watch" refers to our left hand that you visually verify before executing the maneuver, unlike your other hand doing without the visually cognitive step that the left hand does, making it one step ahead of your left hand. This may be arguable.
But the important fact is; if someone visually prioritizes one hand over another, then he/she fails to explain the reason why looking at only left hand benefits us when both left and right hands are engaged in the action.
The rest of my writing is about difference between our practice and performance situations, as to how our consciousness and subconsciousness work or must work therein.
In our daily livingroom practice situation we better draw on as many info sources as possible to spot out any physical issue, bringing it up to our conscious level, and further correct them in accordance with the info, including visually available info, possibly through addition of mirrors. The goal of any such practice is to put it back into our subconscious level once it has been corrected, so we do not have to consciously focus on the corrected issue thereafter, or have the case closed.
However, when we perform, we have different set of visual priorities, like the other band members, stompboxes, dancers, palmas, and quite importantly the audience.
Flamenco in particular requires the guitarists to look at dancers and singers whom the guitarist sould follow, because the form and many aspects of a flamenco tune is intuitively set and led by the singers and dancers, allowing me very little time to look at my left hand or right hand or anything else.
So being without anything else to look at, I know I can go without it, but I do look at the left hand anyways.
I hope it is clearer now. Any further question just ask, and thank you for asking.