Alan Menken, "Alladin", A Whole New World
Transcription and Fingering: Renato Bellucci
One of the main technical elements you will be using in Alladin is the concept of "Lever". Pivots and Levers are technical resources referring to how certain fingers in the left hand behave in order to help the other fingers in the left hand better and more efficiently find their way around the fingerboard. Both terms are self explanatory. The efficient use of both pivots and levers will translate in more fluidity and less mistakes in the left hand. Pivot is an often misunderstood concept. Many guitarists apply it one way or another but not as effectively or consciously as they could. When you look at other string players, violinists especially, you will see how they use the left hand and arm in a more unified way than we guitarists do. It helps to use one or more fingers as pivots and/or levers to achieve this movements more precisely and to take full advantage of the laws of nature such as gravity and physical concepts such as that of a pendulum. Read more on Pivots & Levers in the Technique Section of mangore.com.
Renato Bellucci plays: "A Whole New World", Alladin
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