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Re: Left-hand method not up to par

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Posted by Karel Kerstiens on March 01, 2000 at 00:55:23:

In Reply to: Re: Left-hand method not up to par posted by Jared on March 01, 2000 at 00:06:33:

: : Hope that helps. If I've only served to confuse you, don't hesitate to email me at "". Rock on -

: Yes thank you much, this should help me, and has already started too. Just spent 4-5 hours practicing this method. I took it up a notch though alternating between 1-2-4 and 4-2-1 when switching strings. I also taped my 3rd and 4th fingers together which seemed to help the control issue.


That's GREAT! I'm so glad you were able to decipher what I was attempting to prescribe for the challenge you were having. It's also great that you were able to notice such a quick improvement in the LH fingering area. It's equally cool that you've been able to expand upon the excercise, too. I'd be hesitant about taping the 3rd and 4th fingers together, tho and here's why: Not everyone's 3 and 4 fingers naturally hover together. If those two fingers on your LH do not naturally "hang together", I wouldn't fight it. If you feel the slightest pain in your forearm, stop the taping immediately and just do the 1-2-4 thing. I'd hate to see you develop tendonitis by switching to a method that is supposed to combat that horrible condition. Like I said; email me if I you have any further questions on the subject and if you are feeling no pain the way you are doing the excercise, ROCK ON -

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