Spider Exercise

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Jazzdad2010, Jan 25, 2014.


  1. Jazzdad2010

    Jazzdad2010

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    I have a very stubborn left ring finger, so I'm using the"spider exercise" but I feel my left shoulder tightening and jamming up while I do the exercise.

    Any suggestions please?

    Thanks!
  2. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    Can you elaborate on the "spider exercise?"

    I cannot see why one's shoulder would tighten up while playing bass, are you playing sitting or standing?
  3. Fergie Fulton

    Fergie Fulton

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    Do not do then until you have developed your hand to deal with Spider Exercises. Try this low low impact exercise first and see how you get on.

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  4. Jazzdad2010

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    Thank you very much ! I will try this at the 12th fret...I indeed was trying it too high on the fretboard and tensing up my shoulder as well.
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