|Picking-Hand Technique, Part 1: Basic Position & a Roll Pattern
Picking-Hand Technique, Part 1: Basic Position & a Roll Pattern
In this video, Mike gets you set up with a good picking-hand position, showing you how to get the dobro situated on your lap, how to place your hand on the palm rest, and curve your fingers so your thumb and fingers hover about a quarter of an inch above the strings, ready to play. He then shows you how to originate the finger motion from the knuckle, with simple exercises to help you achieve economy of motion in the picking hand. You’ll also learn some basic roll patterns and get advice on playing without excess tension.
First Roll Pattern (Available to subscribers)