The One-Finger-Per-Fret-Controversy

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One-finger-per-fret or not?

Almost every week I get questions about the one-finger-per-fret system of fingering. Why am I using it and advocating for it in most playing situations? How can it help you? What about upright fingering?

Enjoy my article on in which I go into all these questions and more, with pictures.

In this article I talk about the advantages, disadvantages and the one big enemy – tension.

I have seen a lot of confusion and misinterpretation come from one-finger-per-fret done incorrectly. Do it correctly where appropriate, make it a healthy habit, and watch its powers unfold under your finger tips when reading, improvising, grooving. Have a small hand? I have tips for you there, too. My hands are tiny, so I speak from experience.



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