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Guitar Techniques - - LESSON: JAZZ -

As this style is pre­dom­i­nantly acous­tic, the best thing you can do to im­prove your tone and max­imise you vol­ume and pro­jec­tion is to sort out your pick­ing. Use the heav­i­est pick you can man­age and at­tempt to in­tro­duce each new string with a down­stroke. Most mod­ern gypsy play­ers play with a re­laxed ‘bro­ken’ wrist pos­ture and pick through each string, so a note on the sec­ond string ends with the pick rest­ing on the first rather like a clas­si­cal gui­tar rest stroke. Use grav­ity and the weight of the hand here rather than brute force as this will cre­ate ten­sion in the wrist, slow you down and pro­duce a sound that is tight and forced, rather than fluid and smooth.

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