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Part II: The Left Hand Traditional Grip
Mark Wessels and Jeff Queen
with the left hand down to the side fully relaxed.
that the hand has no tension and there is a natural curve to the fingers
Step Two: Place
the stick in the "V" of the palm and thumb 2-4 inches from
the butt of the stick. Nothing should have changed other than
you are now holding a stick in your hand. Notice that the fingers
and wrist are still very relaxed as they hold the stick.
the pad of the thumb on the first knuckle of your index finger.
Keep the middle finger relaxed and on the stick, the ring and pinky
finger are just relaxed underneath the stick.
the wrist curve is still the same as when we stared.
at your elbow keeping the shoulder relaxed and put the stick into
playing position. The stick should be resting just below the
cuticle of the ring finger (in between the first knuckle and where
the fingernail ends).
wrist is still very relaxed and there is no tension in the fingers.
These next pictures show the detail of the grip
everything is totally relaxed and the wrist still has the natural
curve to it.
See here how the thumb is on the first knuckle and on the "top"
of the stick. You want your palm to be almost perpendicular
to the playing position (90 degrees). Note also that the wrist
still has the same curve to it as when we started.
say a picture's worth a thousand words...
on the thumbnail for a full-sized pic!
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