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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Bay State Bounce

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flyingdoc - Posted - 02/05/2019:  05:03:15

I'm currently learning Bill Keith's Bay State Bounce and stumbling over the 3-5-7 stretch on the downward section towards the end of the second part (was that a good description?!)

I'm using both Index-Middle-Pinkie as well as Index-Ring-Pinkie, both are equally awkward and require some wrist gymnastics. Also toyed with moving Index-Ring from 3-5 down to 5-7 but suspect this won't work when playing up to speed.

Can anyone who's mastered this tune help with any advice on how YOU do it?


Edited by - flyingdoc on 02/05/2019 05:05:06

mmuussiiccaall - Posted - 02/05/2019:  05:48:27

IMO it's about finger strength and spread exercises.

flyingdoc - Posted - 02/05/2019:  20:20:06

Thanks, Rick. I suspected that.

Back to the practice corner for me...

Mooooo - Posted - 02/05/2019:  21:01:40

Don't forget to capo to the 2nd fret, that makes it easier.

John Gribble - Posted - 02/27/2019:  01:53:09

On long stretches strength is less important than relaxation.

I don't know the piece or the passage, but I find putting the 4th finger down first, then working backwards, is usually easier than index finger first.

mmuussiiccaall - Posted - 02/27/2019:  05:47:47

BTW you can use your thighs to do finger spread exercises, feel the burn!

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