Chu Bun wrote:Edna,
Not to contradict what John said. There are different ways to do damping. But the intentions for the exercises are usually not clearly stated. If one of intentions is to teach damping in a certain way, by doing it differently, you miss out that part of the lessons. Furthermore, if it "... is gonna take hours to reverse it" as you wrote earlier, the more reason to learn the technique!
Chu, I get what you mean, any way after repeating several times certain way, fingers learn any technique, so why not do it as the Professor, since the videos are quite clear.