Now that we've been integrating many new techniques, its time to review our playing posture and check for comfort and ease of motion in our fretting hand. This lesson is a way to help prevent any tension causing habits as you develop your left hand.
- We're gonna review now some of…what I feel are strong concepts, strong ideas to remember…concerning left hand technique, and fretting hand technique.…I'm right-handed, so it's all left hand to me at this point.…One of the things we covered earlier is posture,…and the reason that I'm sitting this way with the guitar,…notice my torso and body are angled slightly…out to the left, and the guitar…is angled out slightly to the right.…One of the things that that's doing,…it allows me lots of clearance here with the left hand.…
If I was a little more straight ahead,…you know it forces my whole left side of the body…kind of back unnaturally, and we wanna avoid that.…Again, we're talkin' about good hand techniques…start with the shoulder and the arm.…And so, as I sit naturally, that's where…the neck wants, that's um, I'm actually playing,…I'm putting the guitar where it fits best with my body,…the way I'm sitting this way.…And so, as I sit naturally, my shoulders again are relaxed.…
Start with the shoulders and nice, relaxed shoulders…
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- Intermediate bluegrass guitar techniques
- Intermediate fretting
- Hammer-ons and pull-offs in G, C, and D
- Intermediate rhythm exercises
- Playing intermediate bluegrass tunes
- Opening up the fretboard with expanded scales and chord exercises
Skill Level Beginner
1. Intermediate Right and Left Hand Technique
2. Intermediate Rhythm and Concepts
3. Intermediate Bluegrass Tunes 1
4. Expanded Scales to Open Up the Fretboard
5. Fretboard Expansion Exercises
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