#1
I've realised that some people play a series of descending notes on the same string by placing the fingers on the fret positions and then lifting up the highest finger to play a lower note (sort of like a pull-off). Is this the correct method to play descending notes, or is it better to play it by fretting the highest note, then lifting it off and fretting the lower note on the same string with another finger? (sort of like a piano)
#2
do you mean a slide?

EDIT: How you play a run of notes will depend on what other notes are around them and what sort of sound/mood you want to get. You could pick each note, you could use pull-offs, and/or you could use slides. Depends on the music really...
Last edited by zhilla at Mar 18, 2009,
#3
So example one your saying that all fingers are on
Example two only one finger on at a time

Go example one,
Cause predetermining the next note in music is the way to keep things fluent and also to gather speed down the track

it is like a pull off but they do pluck the extra notes as well (tonal differences)
#4
Depends on the circumstances. Let's say if you play this:

---5--7--5--7--5--7--

There would be no reason to lift your finger of the 5. But generally speaking, it would make things more complicated to put all your finger in place at once, so you would do what you call the piano thingy.
#5
Quote by ElBarto2811
Depends on the circumstances. Let's say if you play this:

---5--7--5--7--5--7--

There would be no reason to lift your finger of the 5. But generally speaking, it would make things more complicated to put all your finger in place at once, so you would do what you call the piano thingy.


yeah it wouldn't be necessary because the when the string is actually hit, you're only going to hear the note that's fretted closest to the bridge. It's much more efficient to keep your hands in one place than to shuffle them around. No one's going to tell you what you're doing is "wrong" but it isn't very practical if you only have one finger fretting the string at a time.