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Fourths in ANY direction

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Posted by Glen on March 19, 2001 at 09:16:38:

In Reply to: Descending Fourths posted by Ed on March 19, 2001 at 08:47:34:

Another good example is Eruption (Tarkus) from ELP.

It seems difficult to nail 'em cleanly on bass OR guitar. I've tried w/ fret hand laying a finger across the fret, fingering each note individually, rolling my fingers.... and on the pick hand I've tried using a plectrum and using a different finger for each note. All ways sound good w/ practice, but I've never gotten it to the point I'd like to hear it.

: I've been playing e-bass for a couple of months now using video's and beginner's books. One aspect that isn't covered in any of my books (and I have a lot of them!) is how to play fast descending (or ascending for that matter too) fourths. I just bought Afro-Cuban Grooves for Bass and Drums and in one of the examples (a "Guajira") there are 2 descending fourths, F-C-G (eighth notes), with the G going up to a B flat. Is there a "correct" way to finger this?

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