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Finger independence
Making your fingers work independently
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Worldfiddler
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March 7, 2014 - 10:13 am
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Finger independece is quite important. Fingers are all individually independent, of course, but what if you need to one thing with one finger, and something with the rest, all at the same time?

 

Here's one of my vids on doing just that. Anchoring the 4th finger on the 4th string, playing a D to match the open 3rd string, also a D note. While 4th finger is anchored, the rest continue playing the tune.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYSe0pxXH_w

 

Mr Jim dancing 

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March 7, 2014 - 10:32 am
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thanks for the vid world fiddler!  while its WAY above me its fun to see such things and work to achieve them 🙂 

Lead me, Follow me, or get out of my way!

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Where the fingers go the mind will flow.

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Fiddlerman
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Nice Jim :)

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