Saturday, April 11, 2009

Lesson #024, The Push-Off Left Hand Technique

Hi Everyone,

I made another verbal mistake at the beginning of this video. I said we were going to use the forward/backward roll. We are going to use the alt. thumb roll in this push off example.

The push off is yet another left hand technique. It involves placing any finger of your left hand behind a fret, picking that note, then pushing and releasing that finger of your left hand almost simitaneously. It may take a bit of practice to get this technique to sound good, but keep at it and you'll get the hang of it I'm sure.
Try to make the push off, and the previous techniques as clean as you can always keeping the timing of your right hand in consideration.

This is a very important segment in that at the end of this video I play two previous licks with the slide, and the hammer-on to combine them with this push off lick. You can see and hear how stringing these licks together are forming a continuous line that you will be using in your soloing.


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