EXAMPLE10/FIGURE10 even dynamiCS
Combining legato, alternate and hybrid picked ideas, this example targets continuity between these techniques, to iron out relative volume levels in a way that compression alone can’t really achieve. It’s also about keeping tempo consistent as you switch between approaches. There are no secrets or short cuts; just work methodically through and you should find many technical glitches get smoothed out. And with all the examples, think about whether you are playing on, in front of, or behind the beat (an element of ‘laziness’ is often preferred since ‘ahead of the beat’ can sound nervy and insecure).