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Fingering Root Five Octave

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by bassist1962, Dec 4, 2013.


  1. Playing acoustic rock, I come across this pattern often, but havent found a fingering to make it sound smooth and musical. Lines such as The Who's 'Sparks' (from Tommy), or Pink Floyd's 'Money'. On bass guitar I bridge the notes sharing a common fret with one finger, but due to string spacing, this is not always possible on double bass. As always, any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. misterbadger

    misterbadger Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Northern California
    I just move whatever finger is on the five over one string. Bridging doesn't work for me - one of the notes will be out of tune.
     
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  4. senp5f

    senp5f

    Jan 27, 2008
    Santa Barbara, CA
    If you can stretch it, try 1, 2, 4 (reinforced w/ 3). Otherwise, 1, 4, 4.
     
  5. bkbirge

    bkbirge

    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
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    I do 1, 3, and bridge with 3 and 4 for support on the octave. Seems to mostly work.
     
  6. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA



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