Legato - Introduction

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Legato - Marco Sfogli Style Lick

Welcome to this tutorial on legato! Stay relaxed for this one, folks.

1. Make sure fingers stay as close to the fretboard as possible

2. Steady wins the race - If you play or practice at "your" natural pace with complete accuracy, you will aquire more speed

3.  Proper breathing and posture = Stronger player - One of my favorite teachers at Berklee said that more than 90% of music related injuries are due to improper breathing. ;-)

4. Play evenly - One way of doing this is transforming your line into 16th notes and practicing it that way until you build up the endurance to play it faster

*Helpful Hint* - You can try rendering your lines to any sub division as well. So instead of using a metronome you can actually pick a tempo that is comfortable for you, and work your way up in 8ths, triplet 8ths, 16ths, triplet 16ths, etc. This is a way you can intergrate time feel into your playing, making you more versatile. 

Thanks for stopping by guys. I wish you all the best!

-AJ