Category Archives: lessons

The Hazard Exercise

I used to teach these at BIT and my students got a lot out of them. One day a student came in with some pain in his lefthand and said “Steve, these exercises are HAZARDOUS to my health.”

Please practice these slowly and make sure you leave the “used” finger down and keep it down until you shift. If this doesn’t cause you any uncomfort (especially as you work your way up the neck) you are not doing them right. It usually takes a while to get them comfortably under your fingers. Read More

Right Hand Exercises

Whether you use a one, two, or even three finger right hand technique, there is one basic concept for success: a proper balance of evenness, consistency, and control. Whether you use a two or three finger technique, each attack should sound the same – like one finger. Read More