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Best fingerings?

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by Stick_Player, Jul 4, 2012.


  1. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    Do these fingerings look to be the "best"?

    Triple_Stops.
     
  2. Beginner Bass

    Beginner Bass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Round Rock, TX
    A&R, Soulless Corporation Records
    I think that's a question dependent primarily on your hand.
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Surley on the 3rd chord, it would be better to use an open D ?
     
  4. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    I'd avoid open strings if possible--- should you want to do the dame movement in another key--like Db
     
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I use open strings all the time - I'll take whatever help I can get! :p
     
  6. Emoody

    Emoody Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2012
    Switzerland
    Would be nice to finish the cadence with the sixth-chord at the fourth bar, sixth played with the thumb ;)
     
  7. koricancowboy

    koricancowboy Ausberto Acevedo Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    chicago
    Are you pizzing or bowing? I don't usually use 4th finger in thumb position so... take this for what it's worth.

    Chord 1/5: All octave harmonics on their respective strings. I would use (E)T-(D)2-(G)3

    Chord 2/6: (A)1-(C#)T-(G)2 although I might use your fingering minus the 4th finger. I would use 3 instead

    Chord 3/4/7/8: I'm with Bruce on this use open strings, especially when it is the root of the chord! So with that, (D)0-(C#)1-(F#)2

    YMMV

    Oz
     
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    BG players avoid open strings - but on DB, they are our best friends! :p
     
  9. koricancowboy

    koricancowboy Ausberto Acevedo Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    chicago
    Absolutely! BG patterns hardly apply on DB.
     
  10. Adam Furay

    Adam Furay

    Aug 16, 2011
    Columbus, Ohio
    if you use an open D in the Dmaj7 chord, what string are you going to play the C# on? The A string? If so, then which string are you going to play the F# on? If you are going to "roll it" with a bow or your fingers, fine. If you are playing pizz, and you want all the notes to sound simultaneously, the open string is an impossibility.
     
  11. koricancowboy

    koricancowboy Ausberto Acevedo Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    chicago
    E and A
     
  12. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    Thanks to everyone for the input. :hyper:

    I'm helping my young son (12-years-old) with this. It's based on the Tune Up changes. It's to be played on DB, but would work for EB, as well.

    With the suggestions/ideas from the previous posts, I've come up with this:

    Tune_Up_DB.

    Suggestions?
     
  13. Chris Symer

    Chris Symer

    Dec 13, 2009
    Seattle,Wa.
    Looks good except that bar 4 the A should be 1st finger and bar 10 the Eb should be 2nd finger given what you have for the other notes in those bars. Or so it seems to me.
     
  14. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    Good eye! Yes bar 4, the "A" should be the 1st finger.

    As to bar 10 (like bar 6), the first two notes are to be held through the full measure. My 'free' music program won't indicate that. The effect would be G7 (G, B, F) ms. 6, and F7 (F, A, Eb) ms. 10.

    Thanks everyone.
     

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