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bass exercises

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by shortdawg161, Jan 11, 2003.


  1. shortdawg161

    shortdawg161

    Jun 15, 2002
    does anyone know a website or a few bass exercises i could use to increase my speed, develop better accuracy and all that good stuff?
     
  2. Benbass

    Benbass

    Jan 28, 2002
    Kansas
    Yeah, there are tons of them. This particular one gets you to supposedly play every concievable finger pattern so you'll never be surprised. Each # represents a finger 4=pinky. Play it with a metronome and go for accuracy and smoothness b4 speed. Play each combination as written on each string from E (or B) to G (or C) then back down, but just play as written, for instance 1234 should not be 4321 on the way back down. Do group 1 then 2 ... without stopping.


    group 1


    1234 play on E then A then d, g, d, a, e
    1243
    1324
    1342
    1423
    1432

    group 2

    2134
    2143
    2314
    2341
    2413
    2431

    group 3

    3124
    3142
    3214
    3241
    3412
    3421

    group 4

    4123
    4132
    4213
    4231
    4312
    4321




    Do this at the 2nd, 5th, and 8th fret daily until it becomes very natural then you can cut back to 2-3 times a week. Well, you asked for it :D Hope it makes sense.
     
  3. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    And if you ever feel like you don't know the notes of the fretboard, while doing bethany's excersises(which are great excercises...I've been doing them for years) call out the name of the note out loud, as you hit each fret :)
     
  4. lil_bass_boy

    lil_bass_boy Banned

    Oct 25, 2001
    Maryland, USA
    ...and this also doesn't belong is off-topic.

    -Max