EXAMPLE4 working the thumb
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Here’s an exercise for the thumb using the rest stroke technique. Start by planting the first, second and third fingers (i m and a) on the third, second and first strings respectively. The thumb should stay straight and move from the big base joint pushing down onto the string to pluck, and then landing on the next adjacent string. As soon as it lands it should quickly bounce back off the string and in an upward curve, positioning itself for the next pluck. When playing the fourth string the thumb pushes briefly onto the first finger that is resting on the third string.