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In this tutorial we'll look into the possibilities of accompanying yourself with a groove while playing solo phrases over it. In the right hand we'll keep the Malfuf:
The first phrase for the left hand plays simple taks on the pulse. The right hand keeps the groove.
Now we add another tak in each second bar.
The following phrase uses a syncopation. In each second bar the tak is not played on the beat, but directly afterwards.
Now we start to use the split-hand technique. The numbers in the notation stand for 2 = indexfinger, 4 = ringfinger. When you son't see a number you can choose which of the two to use.
In the following example we play a phrase of three beats over the Malfuf that goes over 4 (depending how you feel it). After 3 bars of Malfuf you start over from the beginning. The left hand phrase consists of one 8th note pause followed by 2 8th note Taks.
And back to the split-hand. The fast double-strokes in the following examples can be started either with ring- or indexfinger. Depending how you play it, it will influence the fingering of the other Taks as well. If you want to be flexible simply practice both.
The last 2 examples fill up all the spaces using the split-hand technique. In the last space you play a fast double-stroke. Also here different fingerings are possible.
r = right
l = left
l4 = left ringfinger
l2 = left index finger
if there is no number, use whichever finger you prefer.
© David Kuckhermann