Practicing Anywhere

02005-03-18 | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Practice Thing 2
I found this little practice neck (?) at a local fair somewhere in Switzerland about 11 years ago. There is no label or brand on it anywhere and I assume that a local person makes these. Very useful for practicing rasguados on the go. I have received many evil looks for playing this thing on airplanes…

I have always wondered why I have never seen another one of these anywhere, as they are very useful. Click on the photo to go to my Flickr photostream, where I have posted another view of this thing.

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  1. Adam Solomon

    That’s a really cool idea!! Interesting that it’s so rare–I’m sure you’re right that it’s from a local artisan. But shh! Nestlé might hear you and decide to mass produce them! They’ll put the bottled water division on it.

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  2. Victor

    Too cool! I was looking for something like that about a year ago – couldn’t find anything so I took an old board drilled 6 holes in each end and ran wire between the holes for strings. It worked OK for practicing chord changes – although it didn’t produce any sound. Well, I had my bag searched at the airport on one trip – the agent pulled out my device and held it up for the world to laugh at while questioning me what it was for. I haven’t taken it on a trip since.

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  3. Adam Solomon

    Wait, wait, I’m getting two totally different impressions from you two here–is it for practicing the left or right hand? Actually, looks like it could work for both…

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  4. Bill

    Ralph Towner mentioned having a similar Practice board in some article I think he had it made specially

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