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Jurriaan

 

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technique question 

Hola a todos,

I have a question about a technique problem I have. Say I have my i finger on the first fret of the second (B) string, m finger on the second fret of the third (G) string, and a finger on the third fret of the second string.

Now, I want to play pull offs with i and a on the second string (ending in a open B string). The problem I have is that when I pull i off (after pulling a off) my m finger on the G string moves towards the B string, muting it.

I guess it is a problem of lack of independence of my left hand fingers.

Does anybody have an advice to improve?

Thanks!

Jurriaan

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 28 2014 23:43:54
 
Leñador

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RE: technique question (in reply to Jurriaan

I bet your thumb is peeking up over the top of the fretboard. You need your fingers to be more perpendicular to the fretboard. "Choke up" basically. Your thumb should be at the middle to bottom part of the neck and don't "pinch" the neck. Your thumb should be able to hang right below the bottom E string if it had to....

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El Burdo

 

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RE: technique question (in reply to Jurriaan

I found it more effective to use an i-a 'push-off'. If you use a pull off you will be moving the strings in the direction of the pull i.e. onto significant notes. The natural clasp of the fingers will hold the second finger back in a push.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 29 2014 9:55:15
 
Jurriaan

 

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RE: technique question (in reply to Jurriaan

Thanks for the advice. Although my thumb was not over the top of the fretboard, repositioning it further to the middle of the back of the neck indeed reduces the problem.

Haha, I have never used a ' push-off' before, but yes you are right that it also solves the problem, although I think this technique is quite exotic.

Thanks again and best,

Jurriaan

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 29 2014 22:27:41
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