Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:17 am
Terpfan is correct - Yamashita has used the same technique, also Stepan Rak and one of the Latin American crowd whose name is just on the tip of my tongue - maybe Caballero ... ?
I tried working on it for a while but came to the conclusion that one's nails need to be exactly
right for the job - it's not something I'll particularly be pursuing again although, for some reason, I realise that it's still the way I play the tremolando in Yocoh's Sakura
intro. I must have been working on that at the same time - illustrates how thoughtless habits can develop so easily.
That's correct, Caballero also does it in the same piece as Yamashita. You can watch both on youtube. This video, however, is not about a technique you'd use in a piece, it's about strength and coordination of the right hand fingers and finger joints. There's a point towards the end of the video where he actually does the technique with finger/thumb simultaneously (the insane part). I can do it with my ima fingers one at a time okay and slower with p. But I have no coordination for doing thumb and index together. I'm not sure, but I don't think any of the other guitarists mentioned here are doing the technique with thumb and finger.
Also, he talks about how all joints move but with the thumb he uses mostly the tip joint and with the fingers he uses mostly the middle joint. It brings up how, contrary to popular belief, the thumb can work quite well from the tip joint and the fingers can move quite efficiently from the middle joint (in conjunction with the other joints, of course). You should be able to click on the video link within the web page link and view it without a Tonebase membership. If not, you can email them and join to be on the email list to get weekly technique tips for free from this series. Disclaimer: I'm in no way affiliated with Tonebase.
Click button that says "click to watch exercise #9"
https://tonebase.co/courses/artyom-derv ... exercise-9
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