The third exercise incorporates
some of the proficiencies acquired
in the first two studies.
Our penultimate exercise is an
icebreaker for next month's study.
I'm sure you can identify that the
rhythm being used is that of a 16th-
note nature. However, I'd like you
to specifically look at the nature
of how the subdivision is being
achieved. Initially, the thumb strikes
the string to create a percussive hit,
and it then immediately plucks the
fundamental before the index finger and middle finger complete the grouping of four. Master this movement and
apply it to the string-crossing exercises seen earlier today.
1 H E N YOU LEARN SOM ETHING FOR THE FIRST TIM E YOU NEED TO LEARN A NEW SK ILL SET'
Our final exercise embeds our
16th-note patterns into a groove
that also envelops some slap bass
technique. During bar one you'll
be required to play a 16th-note
triplet using dead notes between
your left and right hands.
'Pops' have been represented
by an accent above the note
head. The finger with which
you pluck them has also been
suggested. As you work through
the exercise you'll notice that
some notes may be delivered on
a peculiar string choice. There's
a reason for this: it's to enable
you to reposition for the second
technique. Until next time,
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