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Anyone know any hand exercises to do without the bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by romac, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. I did a search but all I could find is exercises with the bass. Due to medical problems I can't always play the bass so I was really after some exercises for the hands, or even the arm and shoulder just to help my my bass playing for when I am able to play. I'm also going to be away from my bass for 3 weeks so it would be nice to have some exercises to do.

    So it's not all one sided, here's an exercise I picked up from a Stu Hamm video (Slap, pop, tap one):

    Clench your finger in a fist (left hand)
    Lift your index and ring finger as far as they can go
    Close your fist again
    Then lift your middle and little finger as far as they can go
    Close again

    Repeat that and it may be hard at first but it gets easier and it does help. My ring finger feels a lot more independant now.

    So does anyone else have any?
  2. Hehe, I know one but I probably shouldnt post it here! :eek:
  3. Don't worry, your name says it all! :cool:
  4. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York

  5. invisiman


    Feb 22, 2004
  6. This thread really was asking for cheap jokes, honestly.