Advanced Right-Hand Techniques

Monday, December 18, 2006

Now that you have some playing experience under your belt, we can move ahead to somemore interesting playing styles. This chapter covers the basics of playing individual notes,rather than just strumming chords. To learn to play melodies, we have to learn more sophis-ticated right-hand playing techniques.

This chapter introduces two of the more common styles of playing individual notes: the reststroke and the free stroke. By learning these techniques, you will be able to play notescleanly and easily, with a full sound. These techniques will lay the basis for all of your futureplaying, so we will break down their components so you can quickly understand and masterthem.