Re: technique

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Posted by Matt Brown on April 26, 2000 at 14:09:52:

In Reply to: Re: technique posted by Rob Perl on April 23, 2000 at 11:06:06:

: : Hi, my biggest problem when playing the bass is making the strings scratch when I move my hand accross the fretboard. What can I do to quiet down that scratching noise?

I highly recommend practicing major scales on one string, fingering 1,3;1,2,4;1,3,4
Over time, just concentrating on smooth shifts while doing this will help considerably
: Allen,

: While changing your strings and eq settings may help the problem, I have a few suggestions for technique improvement which may help.

: 1) Make sure your left hand is fretting one finger per fret.

: 3) Don't play all the low notes on your E string - Try and find them on the A string.

: 2) Try and keep your left hand in one postition while you may - most players move their hand up the neck when the note is also under their fingers on another string.

: Try and do a two octave G major scale. You can do it with only two shifts of your left hand - It may change the way you think about your bass.

: Good Luck,

: Rob

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