Miniseries #009, Reno Style II

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Miniseries #009, Reno Style II

Hi Everyone,
One aspect of the Reno style is the use of single string passages. This video is for right hand practice.
I must say first off, that I am no expert in the Reno style. What I am going to try to translate to you, is how I interpret some of things Reno has already done. The first thing I worked on was the thumb and index approach as seen in this video. Practice that first, then, move on to playing a forward roll (TIM)(i made a verbal mistake in this video calling it TMI, but its (TIM) on one string, and also the backward roll,(MIT) on one string.
Later in this series, we will mainly mix TI, TIM, and MIT to work on some single string ideas.
Keep it Going.

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