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Another 'Portrait of Tracy' Help Thread

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Osama_Spears, Aug 17, 2005.


  1. During the 5/8 part where the fretted notes C,B,and Bb are played and the harmonics are A and D. I am having trouble figuring out the proper fingering for that. Any help would be appreciated,thank you.
     
  2. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Before all, notice that each of the D and A harmonics (they're played in that order) are the ones from two strings played in unison. Fingerings are:

    -Low C played on the E string, 8th fret with pinky plus the D harmonic on the G string, 7th fret (w/ ring finger) played in unison with the D harmonic on the D string, 5th fret (w/ index). Then, index and ring move to the next lower string to play the A harmonic on both strings.

    -Low B played on the E string, 7th fret with ring finger plus the same harmonics, but this time played with index (5th fret) and pinky (7th fret).

    -Low Bb played on the E string, 6th fret with middle finger plus the same harmonics, also played with index (5th fret) and pinky (7th fret).

    Let me know if this explanation is clear or not. Hope it helps.