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Chromatic Fantasy Fingerings

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by bassduder, Jun 27, 2002.

  1. bassduder


    Jul 30, 2001
    Canada, GF-W
    Does anyone out there that can give some tips or even easy fingerings for Chromatic Fantasy as done by Jaco?

    I have the intention of playing it at a music festival early next year (2003) and I want to start early on this, but i got stumped at the 3rd bar...:D

    Like for example, what would be a good fingering for the first triplet in bar 3, Bb, D, F?

    I kinda had an crazy idea to tap some of it, but I want to play it "similiar" to Jaco ha

  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I'd finger that arpeggio 1-2-4. Quite a stretch, anyway.
  3. I'm working on that song myself, I dont have any specific advice, but try just playing it slowly with different finger patterns, find out what is comfortable, and then just keep playing, after a while your fingers should start to move faster naturally and you'll be cruisin'!
  4. bassduder


    Jul 30, 2001
    Canada, GF-W
    Thanks...just another question, does anyone have any good stretching exersizes that could help improve great stretches such as the ones in Chromatic Fantasy?

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