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can anyone suggest....

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by lizzyb, Jul 14, 2003.


  1. lizzyb

    lizzyb

    Jul 9, 2003
    hey, I just bought my first 5 string and its great. The only problem is that i still need to get used to the extra string and the scale is much bigger than my old bass. Can anyone suggest a good exercise to help me get used to my bass?

    thanks
    Liz

    WEEEEE I GOT A NEW BASS!!!!! (sorry but im still so excited :D :D :D )
     
  2. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    The same exercises that worked for getting you used to your 4 string will probably help you with your 5. Take a look in the mirror when you play the bass to see if it looks uncomfortable, since it will feel uncomfortable unitl you used to it. Talking to a teacher or seasoned 5 string player also helps. Since we all have different hands, bodies, and basses, working with someone one on one will help alot. A good instructor can give you tips that pertain to you as an individual.
    Injuries to the hand always begin with soreness, so remember to take it easy at first and take a break when needed. Give your tendons and such enough time to stretch and loosen up.

    Have fun with your new bass!
     
  3. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    Scales, Scales, Scales & Scales.