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  • Writer's pictureKathy Judd

Helicopters work better than airplanes

It works a lot better when the back of the left hand stays in one place so that fingers can drop down on any string in helicopter-esque fashion. Shifting the back of the hand, causing fingers to swoop in like an airplane landing, is a good way to be late to the beat and also play out of tune.

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