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Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by Stick_Player, Jul 4, 2012.
Do these fingerings look to be the "best"?
I think that's a question dependent primarily on your hand.
Surley on the 3rd chord, it would be better to use an open D ?
I'd avoid open strings if possible--- should you want to do the dame movement in another key--like Db
I use open strings all the time - I'll take whatever help I can get!
Would be nice to finish the cadence with the sixth-chord at the fourth bar, sixth played with the thumb
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
BG players avoid open strings - but on DB, they are our best friends!
Absolutely! BG patterns hardly apply on DB.
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.
E and A
Thanks to everyone for the input.
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:
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.
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.