robk wrote:As an absolute beginner I wonder about the following:
Every teacher/teaching book says you have to alternate your fingers according to i-m or m-a.
I understand and acknowledge that this is quite useful for playing quarters, eights or 16Th if they are in a progression.
But what if you arrived at the end of a phrase - is it still important to keep strictly to the i-m pattern?
I mean, when I play a half note or a rest, I have simply forgotten which finger I used to strike the last string.
Also I have the experience that when you go from e.g. the D-string to the g-string it is much easier to use the same finger (but probably that is my own problem..)
You probably talking about certain piece or exercise.
Or playing some kind of melodic lines .
- if so then do what your teacher told to you.
And - Yes, it is good to alternate RH fingers, but it could be different in each piece according to patterns in it. Especiallyif it is arpeggio like...
And It could many many different alternations...
here the beginning of list just by using tirando only.
It could be different lists for mixing tirando with apoyando and rasgueado with one or both technique, and more...
Why do we need to alternate them so much?
because each finger will give unique coloring to sound (because of its different strength, angle and speed and amount of control which one could have in it) thus making music interesting and unique.
etc. etc. etc.
I'd better speak by music...Please listen my guitar at Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc.