Now that you know the notes in the D Major Scale, everyone is ready to learn how fingers are placed on the string in order to create notes.
Extremely Important Information
Always Perform With Great Form!
From the beginning of the Quest, you have been learning that it is important to perform with exceptional playing-position. Good form gives your hands and fingers playing freedom.
Finger Mechanics require an uninhibited and free range of motion.
You are about to explore specific Finger Mechanics. Knowing a few facts about future left hand techniques now, will help you appreciate the need for a well planned and masterfully created left-hand position.
Fingers will be placed individually or together in finger pattern units. At times, individual fingers will be placed on different strings.
In order to fully navigate the instrument, your hands will travel to different positions. When making large changes of location, your fingertips slide on the string from place to place.
Fingers need to play firmly enough to cause a section of string not to vibrate. Inspired by the singing voice, string instruments are played with a left hand technique called vibrato. A controlled and relaxed hand position set-up makes this technique possible.
Now that you have a preview of future left hand techniques, let’s learn