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Hello from Dave Buda,

Discussion in 'Ask the Berklee Bass Department' started by Dave Buda, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Dave Buda

    Dave Buda Berklee Bass Department Supporting Member

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    :bassist::bassist:... I hope I can be of any assistance to my Bass brothers, and sisters. I would also like to hear from some of my former students!!
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    Welcome to Talkbass Dave! :bassist:
  3. jelly6466

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    Hey Dave, Terry O'Brien here. Still playing after all these years thanks to your teaching and inspiration. Great job with Cats, saw a matinee performance and as usual you were great.
  4. Dave Buda

    Dave Buda Berklee Bass Department Supporting Member

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    Thanks Terry, really appreciate it.. I was shocked what a difficult show that was to play!
  5. jelly6466

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    Great stuff, sounded like a Precision with flats and the treble rolled off (but I could be way off).

    Better question for you or any of your colleagues. I have been having cramps in the center of my hand, essentially limited to the middle of my palm. I know its not carpal tunnel, is this common and is there an exercise or stretching I can do to relieve the issue?
  6. Dave Buda

    Dave Buda Berklee Bass Department Supporting Member

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    which hand?:meh:
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    Sorry, left hand only and it happens in particular on the lower three frets and doing a lot of octave work (think My Sharona type of reptitive playing in the lower register).
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    Hi Dave. I am a big fan of yours.
    I have caught you many times with John Paul and at
    Jim Stinnett's Bass Festivals.
    Any new CD in the works?
  9. Dave Buda

    Dave Buda Berklee Bass Department Supporting Member

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    Are you keeping your third finger and pinky together in the first two to three positions?
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    Dave Buda Berklee Bass Department Supporting Member

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    Thank you kindly! Not yet, I will let everyone know when I do.
  11. jelly6466

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    No, my stretch is usually one finger per fret.
  12. Dave Buda

    Dave Buda Berklee Bass Department Supporting Member

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    Keep your 3 4 finger together in at least the first two positions... Those fingers share a tendon which leads to the kind of strain you are describing... I'm just going by what you have described.. I would rather see it.
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    Dave Buda Berklee Bass Department Supporting Member

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    In other words when you go from low F to Low G use your forth finger for G
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    That would make sense as my pinky is normally in the G# position if I am going from low F to low G. Should I make that same change if I am going from Low G to Octave G on the D string (i.e. keep my third and pinky fingers together)?
  15. Dave Buda

    Dave Buda Berklee Bass Department Supporting Member

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    It's crazy for me to be so specific. Just try to use 1_4 in the lower position. If that's the problem and you have given some healing time to your hand, you will know fairly quickly whether the problem had Ben over,extending. I can't see what you are doing though. It could be so many things that I'm clueless about.
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    Excellent, thanks again Dave.
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    Buda's the man....that is all.
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    Hey Dave! This is Eric Kim. Don't now if you remember me but I studied with you for my first 2 semesters back in 2007. You and Anthony are still the best teachers I've ever had. Saw this thread and saw you guys posting and responding. Hope all is well.

    -Eric
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    Dave Buda Berklee Bass Department Supporting Member

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    Sorry I missed this... Thank you! Hope you are happy and tearing it up!
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    Hey Dave - Back in 1980-81, we were in two different bands that were, apparently, somewhat competitive, as it were. I was from Reading and you were a Stoneham guy playing with Ben and Gregg; all I can say is that after all these years, you've really taken things to the next level. I've devoted my life to science and playing music as a second love. So, thanks for the inspiration, and, after all these years, it's good to see you giving back on a board such as TalkBass. Rock On!

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