Robert Phillips wrote: Otherwise, they are flailing at the strings in a disorganized manner, and you can't get them even.
Why's that then? That may be your experience, it's certainly not mine.
Please elaborate. (It sounds like you are saying that flailing at the strings in a disorganized manner works well for you, but I'm pretty sure that this is not what you are saying at all!)
My viewpoint is this: the ring, middle, and index fingers open and close together as one very naturally. Plant the fingers on the first 3 strings, and the thumb on a bass string. You can move back and forth between p
and the other fingers with the fingers extending as p
contracts and p
preparing immediately after the fingers have contracted - bass-chord-bass-chord, etc. In a tremolo, by contracting the fingers individually without extending them until they have all contracted, you make use of this very easy movement. So a
contracts first, remaining relaxed in the closed position as m
contracts, and they both remain relaxed in the closed position as i
contracts. Immediately after i
prepares. As p
plucks the string, i-m-a
extend as a unit, with a
preparing immediately after, and the cycle begins again.