Hink wrote:jancivil wrote:As a guitarist, I ultimately sought to do as little as possible with the right hand. The right hand is not necessarily primary...
with the exception of the first sentence I feel the same way, my only exception to the first sentence is a personal thing that easily could just be less important for most than me. I dont tap, or I should say I haven't done so in many years but there is one thing I spent a lot of time learning with the right hand that is important to my pleasure of playing. That is harmonic squeals and the harmonic positions using the right hand. I get squeals in several ways, pinching, laying my thumb lightly over the string, palm muting and for other harmonics tones while doing hammer-ons with my left hand l light drag a finger or thumb up or down the strings and also pal muting.
As a result my right hand placement is key to a lot of tones I get, in fact really the range of travel is from the bridge to about the 14th fret.
Sure, but the point is that the fingering hand is where the primary thinking - note_choices - locates. To say "as little as possible" is not to say "nothing whatsoever".