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4,4,1 or 4,2,1

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by altugbas, Apr 6, 2001.


  1. altugbas

    altugbas

    Jul 24, 2000
    Is it better to descend C B A on G string with the fingering 4,4,1 or is 4,2,1 better.
     
  2. dheat

    dheat

    Feb 5, 2000
    Asheville
    4-2-1
     
  3. pkr2

    pkr2

    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    Now that we have that straightened out, any more questions? :)

    Pkr2
     
  4. dhosek

    dhosek

    May 25, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    It all depends where you're coming from and where you're going. It might, after all, be best to do 2-1-4 (with A on the G string). Rhythm and articulation will also play a role in choosing your fingering.

    Taken in isolation, there's no compelling reason to choose one fingering over the other.

    -dh
     
  5. altugbas

    altugbas

    Jul 24, 2000
     
  6. dhosek

    dhosek

    May 25, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yep. I'm not thinking so good today.

    -dh
     
  7. I assumed he was asking about a descending C major scale.
     
  8. From Rabbath method, 4-2-1 in one position for descending C B A on G string (C major scale).
     
  9. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Rabbath says 4-2-1 with a pivot between 2 and 1.
     
  10. "Rabbath says 4-2-1 with a pivot between 2 and 1."

    That is right.
    But Pivot in same position (first position) bet. 3rd and 2nd semitone.
     
  11. x3234x

    x3234x

    Mar 30, 2007
    What is a pivot?
    Please explain.
     
  12. A pivot is like a shift, but you don't move your thumb. You do it all the time and prob don't realize it.