Regardless of where the fretting hand is positioned on the fingerboard, don't waste energy by allowing the fingers to "wave" or "fly" far above the fingerboard because when the distance between the strings and fingers increases, the time it takes to move the fingers closer to the strings also increases.
Keep the fingers near the strings ready to use at all times. If you are playing an ascending line over the four-fret span between the fifth and eighth frets of the A-string, as the index finger plays the fifth fret, the middle, ring, and pinky fingers should be all closely hovering over the sixth, seventh, and eighth frets, respectively. If you are playing a line which descends over the same four-fret span of the A-string, the pinky finger will play the eighth fret while the ring, middle, and index fingers are already positioned over the seventh, sixth, and fifth frets, respectively, as they wait to play once the preceding finger has been lifted off the fingerboard. Although the middle, ring, and pinky fingers must stay positioned slightly above the string in order for the note fretted by the index finger to sound while ascending, during a descending passage, the index, middle, and ring fingers can be actually placed on the string to help support the pinky while it plays a note. ... Subscribe Today & Read More!
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