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Posted by Steve on January 04, 2000 at 19:19:38:
In Reply to: Simandl Method posted by David on January 04, 2000 at 13:49:50:
I agree with everyone so far. I don't know why there are all these method books with the one finger to a fret way of fingering. It causes tension and is not good, big hands or little.
I am teaching bass and I am trying to put together a "method book" myself. I hate the fingering that is prevelent in most bass books.
I think you need to think of "shifting" not "stretching" for playing things like C to Eb on the A string. It's hard to explain without showing you. Think of your thumb as a pivot point.
Does that help at all?
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