Tips For Large Stretches
- Keep the thumb in the back of the neck
- Flatten out the fingers
- Pivot the thumb
Pivoting is a way of angling the thumb to the left or right in order to jump wider distances. Practice this technique using the G major arpeggio below. Pivoting will help with the stretch between the 7th and 12th fret on the G string.
You can apply this to any arpeggio for practice. Here is an example of an F major arpeggio – try pivoting between the 5th and 10th fret of the G string this time. This is a very large stretch made much easier by way of the pivot.