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Comment by Strumelia on November 20, 2013 at 12:20pm

Terrific!   -a couple more times, even a little s-l-o-w-e-r  -would be ideal.

We struggling beginners need MORE teaching aides like this, soooo great!  :)

Even though (or maybe because?) I'm a decent clawhammer player- the moves in stroke style don't always come naturally.  The fact that we are sometimes working from (or rather, deciphering) 150 year old unfamiliar notation styles in the tutors complicates the situation further.   This kind of helkp is invaluable.  In watching this little vid, we can clearly see how graceful and efficient the move is, whereas in written form it seems to suggest it is complex and awkward.  Thumbs up! (lol)

Comment by Tim Twiss on November 20, 2013 at 1:21pm

That's as slow as it gets. Anything more, and my fingers would stick in the strings...ha. I think of these as Combinations, not brushing. Lock the hand down.

Comment by Rick Cicciarelli on November 22, 2013 at 12:19am

AWESOME!!!  Thank you so much for doing this Tim!  Like Strumelia said, these types of videos are invaluable.  Really ALL of your videos are invaluable.   While I can read music, the note and rest values are something I've always picked up better when listening rather than reading it from sheet music.  This is particularly true with this style of music.  Being able to watch and listen to your youtube videos is a HUGE help.  Thanks again for sharing!!  I look forward to your book when it comes in!  Cheers!

Comment by Tim Twiss on November 22, 2013 at 12:24am

Well, just holler when you hit a block like this. Anything in the book also, I will be glad to discuss, clarify, or expand on.

Comment by Tim Twiss on November 22, 2013 at 12:25am

You can see how the hand "plants" to make this move. ( I hope ). This is an essential concept, and applies to so much of the repertoire and general style.



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