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Micro Study 18 – Right Hand Basics 1

Micro study 18 – right hand basics 1, is part of a new series – #6stringinspiration – of short and sweet studies that target very specific ideas. These are for those who have very little time and want huge gains from tight focused practice ideas.

Micro Study 18 – Right Hand Basics 1

This is a right hand exercise for basic positioning, execution and tone.

KEY Strategy

Move from the knuckle joint

This is a very basic micro study, part of a daily warm up routine, that goes back to the basic mechanics of using the right hand effectively. The stroke begins by using full planting, then the momentum and energy originates from the large knuckles, not the finger joints. It then becomes a case of plant, prepare and play (or stroke).

Other Info

Note: This study uses the open strings on purpose, by cutting back on coordination and thus complexity, you are able to concentrate on getting the stroke into your nervous system properly. Thus making it a natural part of your technique. Coordination is a skill set unto itself and should be practiced as such.

Secret

Pad only

The key to getting great tone is pads of the skin first, then stroke onto and over the nails. Aim for touching with the pads first when planting, you can hear every time this did not happen in the video – slight nail click. Again this is a basic skill that needs isolated (basic) practice to become second nature.

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