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Fingering Root Five Octave

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

  1. bassist1962

    bassist1962

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    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

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    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.
  3. senp5f

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    If you can stretch it, try 1, 2, 4 (reinforced w/ 3). Otherwise, 1, 4, 4.
  4. bkbirge

    bkbirge Supporting Member

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    I do 1, 3, and bridge with 3 and 4 for support on the octave. Seems to mostly work.
  5. TroyK

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