Message from discussion Here's another of my problems.
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Subject: Re: Here's another of my problems.
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On Sep 27, 12:16=A0pm, Murdick <lutem...@aol.com> wrote:
> OK, here's another of my right hand problems. =A0I cannot use P in conjun=
ction with the rest of my fingers. =A0More importantly, I cannot play a Pi =
alternation between,say, the 4th and 2nd strings any faster than I can play=
a repeated P stroke. Even more specifically, I cannot extend P while i is =
flexing- that is, P tightens up when i is flexing. I've just created an exe=
rcise to work on this, but I don't want to say what that exercise is right =
now. =A0I want new, unprejudiced ideas. I would also like to talk to people=
(if there are any) who have had good training but can't play Pi very fast.=
Berg told me a long time ago that he had a student with exactly this probl=
em. I guess I'm just a rare guy. I like to think of this problem as "the he=
avy thumb" in that it feels like P weighs about 20 lbs. Thanks in advance.
I used to play mostly steel string alternating bass tunes back in the
70s. I didn't play too much during the 80s and 90s but these days, I
hardly ever play anything in that style and my world is better for it.
You might want to consider playing pieces with less heavy bass action
or you could just learn to use a pick or you could use a pick and
fingers. I've played like that for a while - a very short while.