REO Speedwagon, "Keep on Loving You"
Arrangement & Fingering: Renato Bellucci
PRESENTATIONS OF THE LEFT HAND THE LEFT HAND When guitarists mention the word tired, they usually refer to the left hand. This is due to the most widespread error of them all: To think fingers when thinking of playing notes. The correct way to see the left hand is to see it as different ways to present the hand and the fingers, simply stopping the correct notes. Presentation is a very used word in South America in circumstances like: "The gardener presents the plant in the place where it will eventually be planted, then, he digs a hole and literally plants it". To present is a way to say "put it in a way that is self illustratory"; "Almost the same as the real thing". When applied to the left hand, the word indicates that the arm does the whole job except for the very final one: press the string. But the one most important factor to be kept in mind and often neglected by guitarists in general is that the left hand must work with as little or no pressure between the thumb and the opposing fingers. To squeeze the neck hard will only make your left hand clumsy and you will sound poorly at best. This is without any doubt the #1 technique secret regarding the Left Hand.
In the animation above, notice how the line of knuckles, red and yellow dotted line, changes as the hand passes from Longitudinal to a Transversal Presentation. Read More on Left Hand Presentations
Renato Bellucci plays: "Keep on Loving You"
Staff and Video 1
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