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Fretting-Hand Technique, Part 2: Exercises

This lesson is part of the course Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin with Sharon Gilchrist.
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In this lesson you’ll learn the bluegrass standard “I’m Going Back to Old Kentucky” using a common technique in bluegrass mandolin: playing melodies on two pairs of strings. Sharon starts this lesson by talking about the basic right-hand technique for playing two pairs of strings at a time. She shows you how to keep the pick out on the edge of the strings and not let the pick dig in past the strings as well as how to slightly rotate your wrist so you can play all four strings (both pairs) at once. Sharon also gives you advice on practicing this technique with a metronome, with some ideas for exercises you can do.
 
 
 
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Fretting-Hand Technique, Part 2: Exercises
Fretting-Hand Technique, Part 2: Exercises
 
In the second part of the fretting-hand technique lesson, Sharon shows you a series of exercises that will help you develop great fretting-hand technique. You can download a PDF of the exercises at right.

  Fretting-Hand Exercises (Available to subscribers)
 
 
 
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