This week we're going to focus on the fundamentals of left hand technique. By paying a little attention to your technique you can really make life easier. We'll talk about flying fingers, where to depress the string relative to the fret (it makes a difference!), using your thumb so that the rest of your left hand can relax, and slurs including hammer ons, pull offs and trills.
Using all of these techniques I'll show you how you can play the melody of White Dove in a more "vocal" way than you might usually hear it.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Left Hand Technique
Loop 0:31 Relaxed and Efficient Movement of the Left Hand
Loop 2:46 Fretting the Notes
Loop 6:08 Thumb Position
Loop 10:37 Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs and Trills
Loop 15:28 Using Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs and Trills to Make a Melody More Vocal
Loop 18:07 White-Dove Melody Using Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs