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Hand Position

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by Groovski, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. Groovski


    Sep 20, 2002
    My happy place
    What are the different positions and where are they ie...thumb position ect....
    thanks in advance yall:D
  2. EFischer1

    EFischer1 Guest

    Mar 17, 2002
    New York, New York
    There are a lot of different theories on left hand position. I learned the simandl version. I know many people who use the rabbath fingering method and there is a new method that my teacher showed me that says that there are only 6 positions on the bass...all the way up the finger board. It's insane. My suggestion, purchase some method books and find out what works best for you!
  3. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
    Your question suggests you're not ready to be trying to play in thumb position. Instead of buying any book, find a teacher. Then buy the book your teacher recommends.

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