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Thread: A fingering problem

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    Question A fingering problem

    Hi,

    I'm just curious how you play something like this:


    -----------------------------------------------------------
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    --------------------4-2-----------------------------------
    ----------6-4-7-4----------------------------------------
    --2-4-6---------------------------------------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------------

    I just made that up as an example.
    The problem is, when shifting to the next string, do you kind of "roll" the finger from the 6 on the A string to the 6 of the D string, or do you use two fingers, for example the pinky for the first 6 and the ring finger for the second 6.
    I think, the second way is more accurate, but since I'm rather a beginner I would like to know your opinions.

    c u
    Mattie

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    -----------------------------------------------------------
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    --------------------4-2-----------------------------------
    ----------6-4-7-4----------------------------------------
    --2-4-6---------------------------------------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    i m p r i p i r i

    i: index
    m: middle
    r: ring
    p: pinky


    Alternatively I would perhaps lay a barré with my pinky at 6th fret to play the forth note, but keep the rest of the fingering the same.

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    I use rolls to play somethig like this.

    ----------------------------------------------------------- 
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    -----------------4-2-----------------------------------
    ---------6-4-7-4----------------------------------------
    --2-4-6---------------------------------------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    1 2 4 4 2 4 2 2 1

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    How do you mute the lower string when you roll the finger? I try to palm mute all lower strings that I don't play at this moment and use the ring- and little finger of my right hand to mute the higher strings. But I the problem is that muting with the palm a kinda inaccurate and with finger-mutig I sometimes accidentally do artificial harmonics.
    I think it's just a practice-thing.

    But I guess it's really better to roll on things like that:

    --5-4-2----2-4-5-------
    ----------2---------------
    (rather a conclusion than a question)

    c ya
    Mattie

    P.s.: Is "mute" the right word, since my english is not that good?

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    Originally posted by mattie
    How do you mute the lower string when you roll the finger?
    'mute' is fine - the finger that rolls slightly touches the string it rolled off from. This is quite tricky to achieve in the beginning but in the long run it's a very important technique.

    Guni

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