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exercices !

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Paolo, Mar 16, 2001.

  1. Hi

    Anyone have exercices for me ? Tecnique, slapping, dexterity, speed or anything else ?
    Write me your prefered exercice


  2. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    I love an exercize Dave LaRue demonstrates on his
    bass instruction tape. He says it is actually a Jaco exercize (so it MUST be good.) It is the "spider" exercise and involves chromatic runs starting on the first fret of the E-string. No open strings are played.

    Using the one finger per fret system:

    On the E-string play F, F#, G, G3.

    Drop to the A string: Play C#, D, D# , E

    Drop to the D-string: Play A, A#, B, C

    Drop to the G-string: Play F, F#, G, G#

    Then return: G-string: Ab, G, Gb, F
    D-string: C, B, Bb, A
    A-string: E, Eb, D, Db
    E-string: Ab, G, Gb, F

    Play with a metronome. Work on consistent tone, smooth transitions from string to string, and for further challenge, name each note as you play it.

    Gradually build up speed. You should always end up back where you started, or you missed a step or added on somewhere. This is an excellent finger stretcher, string alternation exercise and hand warm up before a practice session. If you discipline yourself to name the notes, it is also a good fretboard familiarization drill.

  3. thanks for you exercice Jason . Anyone have another good exercice for me ?

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