Floating thumb? Three-finger Gary-Willis style? Raking? Pumping eighths?
The right-hand does not only pose several opportunities for sound variations, but it is also crucial in relieving the left hand from overgripping and plays a vital role in the overall set up to reduce tension and allow the music to flow.
So, this is an important video because you will:
- Learn about the three points of contact and control
- Realize how to take a load off the left hand
- Understand when it is okay to bend your wrist
- Optimize your speed and acuity by using the best angle and finger positioning
This video is the best preparation for my upcoming Talking Technique (#64) called “The Alternator” – a twister of a drill if there ever was one. Can you play the entire drill while keeping your fingers alternating throughout? It’s a blues of sorts and it will get your right hand sorted!
The referenced Talking Technique episode is posting on notreble.com/lessons/talking-technique upcoming Monday. I will post the link once it has gone live.