I, too, thought he was starting the C maj scale with his thumb but when watching directly on Youtube (to get rid of the ad that's in the way) it looks like it starts as written, with the index finger. It also appears to me that all strokes are rest strokes. It is so subtle you have to look very closely.Zafar Haq wrote:Hi, D01 Classmates.
Today,I switch my practice from C major scale to exercise 20 at page 59.It is a right hand practice exercise.Watched Mr. Delcamp video.My observations are as follows.
1. Free strokes used.
2.Thumb is placed on D string.three remaining fingers are placed on G,B E high strings.Fingers remain planted through out the exercise.
3. Exercise begins between thumb and Index finger.Both thumb and Index finger alternately apply free stroke and came to rest on respective strings.It is repeated four times.Same is repeated between thumb and middle finger four times.Same is repeated for thumb and ring finger for four times.
4. I found that, if I move my right hand closer to sound hole and practice, my middle finger and ring finger respond better.I f, my right hand is placed closer towards bridge, ring finger and middle fingers hardly able to move from their positions and cause problems.I'll keep practice this exercise especially watching middle and ring fingers.
What I don't understand is why it is necessary to shift the thumb from the E to the D string on the 5th note of the scale. Why can it not remain on the E?
AND ... No. 20 is a killer!