EXAMPLE12 spread chords
cd track 36
This is a ‘spread’ chord using thumb and fingers combined. Begin by planting fingers i, m and a on the third, second and first strings respectively and the thumb on the sixth string. Next, drag the thumb (rest stroke) across the sixth, fifth and fourth strings; the remaining strings are played free stroke. The second half of the exercise uses the same approach as the first but this time the ‘a’ finger plays rest stroke and drags back across all six strings.