Re: what speeds up the left hand?

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Posted by kenny on October 28, 2000 at 23:08:49:

In Reply to: what speeds up the left hand? posted by phillip louis on October 28, 2000 at 16:59:23:

: i've been playing bass for a while. i'm pretty good too. i'm now trying to work my fingering out
: i run scales, and take practice doing a lot of other things. i just cant
: seem to get my left hand to move as quick as i want. and how do i seperate my hands?
: some things i loose because my hands tend to follow eachother. what practice
: methods do you have that can help me? thanks for your responce?
: jeremy

Scales are great as was previously stated,,,,,,,,try to stretch out the scales in different ways, Go up the neck with one fingering and go down with another. (across strings and octaves) Chromatic spiders are always a good choice. And ....I don't know how well you read but, Bach cello suites are incredible for building speed , and precise playing. They are not as hard as they sound or as what some folks would think. I know a lot of players who have used Bach as a learning tool. There are a lot of repeating phrases and patterns. Just take one at a time and be patient.

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