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New Official AV Guitar Society Website 11/5/12

November 6, 2012 Leave a comment

The AV Guitar Society will be migrating to the NEW AV Guitar Soceity Website. This is No Change in Meeting Place or Meeting Day and Time…

New AV Guitar Society URL is:

Jack Miller
President, AV Guitar Society

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“Ten-Finger Independence System (Two-Hand Independence System)”

December 21, 2009 2 comments

The Ten-Finger Independence System (10.F.I. system) is a performance style that brings new interpretation to fretted and non-fretted string instruments. In addition to the many familiar known skills on guitar to produce two lines/parts or more, 10.F.I. system introduces a whole new set of techniques for the two hands and the ten fingers. Most of the traditional approaches of guitar playing take two hands, but with the 10 F.I. system one hand fulfils the role of two hands. (For example, fingering and picking usually takes two hands to do, but with the 10.F.I. system, one is all you need.) The basic thought behind every technique in this system is to utilize the hands so that it is possible for each finger to have a specific role, and the ability to switch its roles in an instant. The two hands do work together on occasion, but for the most part, the two hands will work separately. For the 10.F.I. system, the underlying basic method to produce sound is by tapping, where as for traditional guitar, picking or plucking is the basic technique to produce sound. Here, tapping is the fundamental technique because it is one of the easiest ways to play two lines or more on guitar and guitar-like instruments. Tapping alone is a powerful way to play, but the 10.F.I. system takes further steps by incorporating new ideas and unconventional techniques to create much more timber, color, and tone that cannot be achieved just by tapping alone.

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