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dennisdennis Montreal, QuebecModerator
edited October 2007 in Technique Posts: 2,161
a really good exercise to apply the technique as described in michael's book ... taken directly from Jimmy Rosenberg...


this one is more a left hand exercise, i stole it from yorgui loeffler but i've seen romane do it as well... yorgui plays it with 2 fingers... and if i recall romane does it with 4 ... of course you 're free to use whatever fingering you feel is most comfortable ... you could even do it with 1 finger!!! the difficulty lies in the awkward position shifting ...

it is given over a Gm chord... it works well over a minor blues... you transpose it a perfect 4th up to fit over Cm


Here's one I got from Ritary Gaguenetti but I've also seen Stochelo and Jimmy use it... he probably got it from them...


i'll add more sooner or later... maybe later :roll:


  • ChadChad Bellingham, WashingtonNew
    Posts: 45
    Dennis, thanks for sharing all the stuff you transcribe for us.
    It is appreciated.
    Wholly Man
  • dennisdennis Montreal, QuebecModerator
    Posts: 2,161
    you're welcome, i just added a new one , have fun!
  • CalebFSUCalebFSU Tallahassee, FLModerator Made in USA Dell Arte Hommage
    Posts: 557
    seriously, Thanks dennis!
    Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard.
  • Posts: 64
    thanks a lot jedi master dennis, this stuff really helps
  • langleydjangolangleydjango Langley, WA USA✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 99
    Great work Dennis!

    I respectfully (and with humor) note that example 2 was originally stolen from Rimsky-Korsakov. Flight of the Bumblebee.

    Thanks again

  • emicademicad Rome - ItalyModerator
    Posts: 472
    I'm plying the example#1 since an hour, it's extremely useful and funny to play.
    Great for both hands, expecially if you try to use 4 fingers (I personally can't imagine to play it in a different way :shock: )
  • emicademicad Rome - ItalyModerator
    Posts: 472
    I can confirm that the example#2 is from the "Flight of the Bumblebee", great to apply over a minor chord. About the example#3, is played (not entirely) also by Fapy Lafertin in various songs, now comes in my mind "Besame mucho".
    Thanks a lot for this stuff, it really helps!
  • richdaiglerichdaigle SLC,UT✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 181
    None of the examples are showin up y'all
  • chappiechappie ✭✭✭✭
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    there are no attachments showing up.
  • BluesBop HarryBluesBop Harry Mexico city, MexicoVirtuoso
    Posts: 1,379
    Yes...for some reason those images were can find most of them in a .doc file here:
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