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Check my fingers out!

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Theodeus, May 1, 2006.

  1. Theodeus


    Jan 18, 2004
    I'm not shure if this matters, but what angle would you keep your fingers in when you´re tapping with your right hand? Pic 1 or pic 2? Is there a wrong and right?

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  2. Erlend


    Apr 25, 2006
    The right one is the way to go. focuses the strength alot better through the joints.
  3. You'll probably have people tell you do which ever you prefer, but the second picture, in my experience, yields better results.
  4. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    When I was around 11-12 and learning violin (my first instrument) my teacher called that type of joint bending "knuckle buckle." Every since, I have considered it poor technique.

    Make sure you dont do that with your left hand either.
  5. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Right hand for sure.
  6. fr0me0


    Dec 7, 2004
    Winnipeg Canada
    first way is an accident waiting to happen.
  7. glivanos

    glivanos Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2005
    Philadelphia Area
    Picture 2 is the right way I believe.

    BTW, string action looks a little high for tapping. I would lower it a bit if you can get away with it.
  8. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Pic 2. In general when playing *any* instrument, you should keep your fingers curved. Don't stress the joints; let the muscles do the work.
  9. JHL


    Apr 8, 2005
    London, England
    Pic 2
  10. Theodeus


    Jan 18, 2004
    Cheers for all the replies! I'll have a go at the bridge to lower the strings then! (My new MM Sabre -79!) ;)
  11. +1.

    more control, faster action.

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