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Finger dexterity exercise (Kreutzer for bass)

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Otso, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. Otso


    Mar 6, 2006
    I recently had the idea of using some of Kreutzer's violin etudes as a way of practicing bassplaying. An etude is a composition for practicing technique. So, here's Kreutzer's Violin etude no.2

    For violin, this etude has different bowing variations, but for bass you could come up with different combinations of hammer-ons and pull-offs or playing 1 note staccato and the following three as legato as possible and so on.

    Tell me what you think of this idea.
  2. DarthEntity


    Apr 2, 2005
    I don't
    Man, that was pretty fun. Thanks for the post.
  3. BullHorn


    Nov 23, 2006
    I can't read notes. :(
  4. trasser


    Dec 13, 2005
    I played violin for 12 years before I picked up the bass, and I remember that I didn't find those etudes that helpful. And playing violin never helped my bass technique :S
  5. Thats pretty nifty, would be cool to see how you would treat the different articulations. Nice one!
  6. slybass3000

    slybass3000 Banned

    Nov 5, 2004
    I love Kreutzer's etudes for bass. I have Abner Rossi method for bass and it contains some of the Kreutzer etudes adapted for bass. Very good for technique.


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