Originally Posted by jabsys
I don't agree that you should be going 1232 1232, I used to play like that and it's okay for slower stuff but as you player faster & faster the fact that the 2nd finger is hitting twice becomes an issue.
Learn to accent the 1 and you'll loose the triplet feel.
1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1 etc is a balanced use to learn, once you have it down ( after many years) you can choose how to use them for any technique.
So what is involved in playing 3-2-1-3-2-1-3-2-1 etc for say speed or triplets?
It is the third part of a 1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1 technique so a player developing 1-2-3-2 has been playing and using 3-2-1 all the time, of they look at the technique closely .
All they have do is make the concious decision that for some flamenco type speed they will just use the 3-2-1 part from the 1-2-3-2 technique. As they would if they preferred to play 1-2-3, which is starting on the first beat of 1-2-3-2, again they have been using it.
If they want to play two finger, it does not matter what finger is started on, again they have been using it, even one finger can be used Jamerson style
Developing a 1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2 etc technique is about having options you choose from, not being limited to the technique, as I said it is a balanced technique, that allows the addition of the thumb or little finger at a later date if required.
So when you play across three strings say, I III VI in triplets, you can choose to change direction at any point and go I VI III or go I III I or III VI 1 or whatever.
Yes for pure speed 3-2-1 is the way to go because it maximises the fingers in an order that produces very consistent rate of strikes, but like many techniques you have to be carefull you do not become one-dimensional in its use.....technique for the sake of technique.