Hand positions and memorizing songs.
I got two questions for you all. I figure I'll just throw in on one post.
1) I've been playing for over 15 years now and I was just getting back into lessons with a buddy of mine. He was the first one to ever mention the problem. He claims that I'm raising my fingers to high when I play and I'm using the wrong muscles. Now, how could I fix that? I keep doing what he says to do but I can't seem to break this bad habit.
2) Even though I've been playing for that long I still have trouble memorizing songs. I don't know if my memory isn't good enough but I really want to start a band.
If you have any tips for both I really appreciate it!
Thanks in advance.