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Automatic fingerings - omitting the 5

Clifford-D

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Automatic fingering means playing a bunch of chords without lifting your fingers. All fingers remain on the same string. This happens when using drop2 voicings and drop 3 voicings and omitting the 5. But not alway

C major scale harmonized in drop2 putting melody on bottom voice
Keep your finger on the fretboard, no lifting, automatic adjustment
Just slide into the next chord.

P= pinky M= middle R= ring I= index

------------------------P----7---8--10---12
-P---5---6---8--10---R----6---8--10---12
-M--4---5---7---9------------------------
.------------------------I----5---7---9---10
.-I---3---5---7---8------------------------
----------------------------------------------

My question is what else is cool with auto fingers and three note chords
 

Jim Soloway

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I actually think it works better to finger this M R P or I M R. Or perhaps it's just a habit I've developed from playing so much solo guitar since using adjacent fingers leaves an available finger to add an additional note (or notes) above or below the chord as needed.
 

Clifford-D

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Yes Jim, thanks, MRP is Pizzarelli all the way
IMR is great to, allows for pinky reaches

So my fingering was just one of many ways, they all are
automatic, if it isn't auto then it can become guide fingers and anchors which is equally important.

The subject of three note chords is deep, this is a simple auto fingering idea.
 

D. Robinson

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Fairly certain I have seen you posting on three note voicings frequently, although I don't frequent the technique page too often. Have you checked out the new Mick Goodrick / Tim Miller book? Stuff is dense and beautiful. I'm currently working through it now. Perhaps you can apply this technique to some of those voicings?
 

Clifford-D

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Fairly certain I have seen you posting on three note voicings frequently, although I don't frequent the technique page too often. Have you checked out the new Mick Goodrick / Tim Miller book? Stuff is dense and beautiful. I'm currently working through it now. Perhaps you can apply this technique to some of those voicings?
Hi D, I do have that book. In fact I started a thread about it not long ago.

Thanks
 




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