Originally Posted by kekborg
That's good to hear that someone else has made the transition and it can be done. I do fairly good on medium guitar, although I do have some problems with the "double" buttons coming down if they are not right next to each other. I was playing with bmlocal the other night and he was playing the guitar on expert. First note he had to hit was three buttons at the same time
...I nearly passed out at the mear sight of that. I suppose your right..with practice, anything can be done.
Yeah you can definitely get it with practice. Honestly, when you play enough you realize that all of the songs are the same chords repeated over and over. Once you get used to how to play the chord, then learn how to transition from chord 1 to chord 2, and 3 to 4, and 4 to 1, etc, etc, etc, it all becomes much easier. There are a limited number of chords and chord transitions, so eventually you just "memorize" how to do them. More like muscle memory than actual memory, but you know what I mean.
For anyone having a very hard time going from medium to hard, the best advice I got that made all the difference in the world for me was to let your hand "rest" with index finger on RED instead of on green. Then, when you need green, slide up, hit it, then slide back down to red. Basically, make your natural position be index finger on red. This worked great because it is easier to move around your index finger than your pinky. It took a little getting used to, because without the orange notes, I would always have my finger on green and got very used to that. Now I actually suck in that position (if I go back to medium, or have long strings in that range on hard/expert) and rock in the lower position.