Lesson #11 - Bounces



I'm not sure what to call this technique.

I've heard it called: "bounces, staccato, woodpecker", etc.

It's a fairly easy technique and here's how it works.

It's based off of the famous Playing-in-octaves technique that was covered earlier.  We can use our "C" octave for an example.

Basically, one keeps their pinky in place.  For "C", keep your pinky pressing on button #6.  Now, while on the push, repeatedly tap your index finger on button #3.

Both techniques of trilling your first two fingers and bouncing like this fall right into place if you're playing in octaves.

I'll give you an example on the push and on the pull.

Here's Wildwood Flower played by just using the octaves and "bouncing".