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Thread: Supportive Fingering...

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    Registered User johnnyhollywood's Avatar
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    Supportive Fingering...

    ( see Art of Picking Part 1 by Mr. EricV )
    Should I use ALWAYS SF?
    Lets say I have this passage
    D---5-6-7-
    A-7-------
    How should I play the first E (A7)?
    And also, wouldnt be easier to play
    e-4-3-2-1----------
    b---------4-3-2-1--
    If you DONT leave your fingers on the fret board when you play the "4"s?
    Especially on the B string... or else, you would have to put ALL fingers on the fretboard before picking...

    So... If I AM to use this tech always... I will... but it fells weird... and I am supposed to get used to it, right?
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    oh yeah... one more thing... if i am playing
    A---------1-2-3-4
    E-1-2-3-4--------

    when Ill go from the E string to the A string, if I leave my pinky in the E, it will STILL ring, right? When playing a piece would that be a bad thing?
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    Hi

    I use supportive fingering only as a practice exercise. When you play a song it may be indicated in the tab with the "let ring" option. Otherwise it wouldn't be indicated. So i don't use supportive fingering when i solo or playing a lick or something like that. I only use it as a finger exercise. But when you play this exercise the notes will ring when playing from one string to another.

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    That is correct. The goal of suportive fingering is to get you to play with your left hand fingers as close to the strings as possible, and like any other exercise it exagerates the motion. So use it as an excercise regularly and consistently and then you'll see how whnever you play something "normal" your fingers "want" to get closer and closer to the fretboard.
    "If God had wanted us to play the piano he would've given us 88 fingers"

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    but then... we I will play something I will avoid mutting strings!!
    isnt that a bad thing?
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    As time goes by you will automatically find ways to mute adjacent strings with your hand without having to recur to suppostive fingering.

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