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I really like what you’ve put together here, that’s a great sound.
I was wondering if you could give some guidance on the right hand technique you use. I’m finding that where you seem to naturally play an upstroke I would play a down stroke and vice versa. E.g. as far as I can tell the right hand eighth note rhythm figure in the first two bars is:
d (sl) u r r d r d (h.o.) u r r d u d r
d = down stroke, u = upstroke, sl = slide, r = rest, h.o. = hammer on
First bar again in words: down, (slide), up, rest, rest, down, rest, down. (I hope the formatting works here).
So if I’ve got the rhythm correct you play an up stroke on ‘beat 2 bar 1’ and a down stroke on the ‘and of beat 3 bar 1′, then a down stroke on the “and of beat 4 bar 1’. What this causes me to do is get all out of sync with my foot that’s keeping the time for me. That is I naturally want to play a down on ‘2’ and an up on the ‘and of 3 & 4’. I appreciate that up to tempo that your approach may be the only way to get the syncopation right. If so I’ll persevere until I’ve got it under my fingers. Any help or advice gratefully received.
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