Re: Any tips for descending notes on the same string?
Nomad Monday wrote:
I realize that "practice" is the ultimate answer
but I was wondering if anyone had any tips to help smooth out the sound. When I play descending notes on the same string, they tend to either run together so the lower notes have no attack, or to get the attack, there's too much separation and it gets too staccato.
If you use a little hand motion along the string rather than relying entirely on up-and-down finger motion, then this is never a problem.
The high note is released just before the low one, allowing a clean tap without a gap.
This is very different from pulling off, both sonically and in the way that it feels. Practicing both, and being aware of the distinction, is a good idea. Having real control over the articulation of all the notes you play is a great place to be.