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    Default What does FFcP mean?

    I keep seeing this everywhere in posts around here. I just know this going to be a real stupid question.
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    Default Re: What does FFcP mean?

    It means "four finger closed position",,which means you take 2 adjacent strings and use 4 fingers to play 4 notes on one and then 4 notes on the other,total 8 notes,do re mi fa sol la ti do,12345678..

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    Did you hear that whosh that just went flying past my head? HAHAHAHA
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    Default Re: What does FFcP mean?

    No open strings are played, scales, for instance start on a fretted note instead of open string.
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    Default Re: What does FFcP mean?

    And since it’s closed position, the scales are movable up the neck.

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    Great replies guys! I even did a vid on FFcP at one time.



    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sO5x4kOqkHU

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    Default Re: What does FFcP mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Bertotti View Post
    Did you hear that whosh that just went flying past my head? HAHAHAHA
    Yeah... That what I am a sayin too!

    I read your links, and looked at the 1st exercise... So this has nothing to do with holding 4 finger chop chords?

    This has to do with a really easy way to play scales in any key by using a single pattern that is the exact same for each of my 4 fingers, as well as for all keys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Froglips View Post
    Yeah... That what I am a sayin too!

    I read your links, and looked at the 1st exercise... So this has nothing to do with holding 4 finger chop chords?

    This has to do with a really easy way to play scales in any key by using a single pattern that is the exact same for each of my 4 fingers, as well as for all keys?
    Four fingers, four patterns.
    Then you root a pattern and play all over the fretboard.

    Start with the first finger pattern on fourth string second fret with exercises, notes: 1,3,2,4,3,5 etc.
    Do this for a couple of weeks at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atsunrise View Post
    Four fingers, four patterns.
    Then you root a pattern and play all over the fretboard.

    Start with the first finger pattern on fourth string second fret with exercises, notes: 1,3,2,4,3,5 etc.
    Do this for a couple of weeks at least.
    Got it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Froglips View Post
    ... So this has nothing to do with holding 4 finger chop chords?
    Maybe not directly. But indirectly, the stretches involved in FFcP will ease almost everything you might want to do on a mandolin fretboard.

    Do remember to hold each non-fretting finger over its assigned fret (or at least try!), rather than move the whole hand up & down the neck to make those stretches.
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    OK... It has now been a week of practicing some of the 1st page of the 'Ionian Mandology' excercises.
    This FFcP stuff is amazing! Can't wait to get all 4 patterns memorized this weekend so I can get the whole thing into my daily practice routine. I will use this with a finger stretching routine I think one you kind folks gave me as well.

    Thank's so much for this FFcP stuff!
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