fingerboard map tones and harmonics

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by jj.833, Oct 15, 2018.

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    I made a map of double bass / bass guitar neck to help me understand the positions. Does it make sense to you? If yes, feel free to use it any way you want.
  2. mizedog

    mizedog Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2008
    This is awesome, and just exemplifies that I have much to learn after 45 years on guiar/ bass. Thanks.
  3. Reg Braithwaite

    Reg Braithwaite

    Oct 21, 2018
    I’ve always tried to memorize the interval between the open string and the natural harmonic, but the interval between the stopped note and the natural harmonic is new to me and very interesting.

    Thank you!
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2022
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  4. Papageno


    Nov 16, 2015
    If you want to have fun, you may try to look at the interval between the fingered note, and the note sounding (though not very loudly) when plucking between the nut and your finger...
    (forget equal temperament !).

    On the G string you get:
    "normal note" / "plucking between the nut and the finger"
    G / G (same)
    D / high D
    C / high G
    E / high B
  5. Ed S

    Ed S

    Nov 14, 2019
    My tiny brain hurts! :eek:
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  6. That's beautiful work, @jj.833 ! Very neatly done, which makes it accessible.
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  7. Chris Breese

    Chris Breese Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    Middle of IL USA