Saturday, April 11, 2009

Lesson #060, Combining Left-Hand Techniques with Pinches & Rolls

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to talk a little bit more about the right hand techiniques in these series of lessons and demonstrate a little bit as well.

The most important thing I can say about combining these left and right hand techniques is this.......when you add a left hand technique into any roll or variation of a roll, patterens or such.... the timing of your right hand is not going to change... it will remain the same. Heres an example I'll give you. Lets say we are going to play three notes. Three notes using the forward roll. The thumb pics the fourth string ... the index picks the second string ...and the middle picks the first string.


4th 2nd 1st

1 2 3

I also put a count of Three underneath the t, i, m and the strings we are going to use. Ok... we played our roll on the open strings. Now we play a slide from the fourth to fifth fret on the fourth string. Our count of 3 remains the same.
Now lets do a slide from the 1st fret to the 22nd fret on the fourth string...Thats the entire fretboard.......... THE ROLL AND THE COUNT OF THREE STAY THE SAME!... only the speed at which you are doing the slide will be affected. You will have to go faster with your left hand to achieve the same timing within the right hand roll.

Slide away,


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