Tip Of The Day

More Right Hand Stuff…… You’ve noticed I talk a lot about RH drills (there’s a big one coming up shortly). You have also noticed these drills concentrate on the notion of alternating fingers, 1-2-1-2 or 2-1-2-1-2-1.. Though using the same finger to ascend from one string to a higher string is taboo, some of you bring up the point that descending with the same finger to a ‘lower’ string is part of your style. Of course it is! Same for me… Remember, these are ‘drills’. When performing complicated lines at fast tempos, I stick with the alternating concept (and perfect boxes in the LH); otherwise, I have no problem with (what I like to call) ‘casual’ style. That goes for both hands. When appropriate, ‘rest the chops’…Well, I do anyway..