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Fretless Instruction

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by ebozzz, Sep 1, 2002.


  1. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Are there any books or materials available that focus solely on fretless instruction? Or, is it a matter of just playing the instrument and applying the same theory that is used for fretted instruments? I love my fretless bass and I feel that it was one of the best decisions that I have made regarding any of the items that I have purchased. My level of comfort is not there yet on the instrument but to be honest with you, I still have a long way to go on fretted basses.

    I usually try my best to perform the same exercises on the fretless as I would on the fretted basses. I do find that I have to listen and focus more on my technique on the toothless. Any suggestions? Is the answer just to keep playing? Thanks! :)
     
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Tony Franklin and Steve Bailey both have fretless instruction stuff.

    and keep playing ;)
     
  3. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Thanks a lot! :) I'll see if I can find something from Franklin or Bailey.