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Break free of your usual habits by using just one string to play -- you''ll be surprised at the results.

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Guitar on E String Only
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GuitarViol on B String Only

Time for another rut-buster! Sometimes we get into the habit of following patterns on the guitar and it can be difficult to break out of that rut. It’s easy to get caught up in familiar playing positions on the fingerboard because they feel good. That’s why on a lot of used and vintage guitars you can see more fingerboard and fret wear on the 5th, 7th, and 12th frets as well as in the root-chord playing areas. People tend to favor them because of either the way they learned or because they focus around the key signatures many of us play in. But it doesn’t have to be that way all the time, and it’s easy to get out of that zone.

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