The Free Stroke

  • This stroke is used mainly in situations where you need to play across multiple strings.
  •  The follow through will be up and ‘free’ so that it clears the string above.
  • We designate a finger to each string as: o i on 3rd string o m on 2nd string a on 1st string
  • The thumb will usually take care of bass strings. • Execute by place-pressure-release and keep fingers curved.
  • You can plant all the fingers to help you train the finger placement.
  • Hand and stays relaxed and shouldn’t move, the fingers should move but not the hand
  • Watch for stray fingers, and tension in other fingers.
  • Try and relax the finger after the stroke