Help lines

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Thurisarz, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. Thurisarz


    Aug 20, 2004
    I'm maybe in the wrong forum but i wonder, these kids who start out on double bass they have help lines on the fretboard, are the basses special built for that or can you make your own lines? What is the material?
  2. EFischer1

    EFischer1 Guest

    Mar 17, 2002
    New York, New York
    Usually tape. Not reccomended.
  3. Thurisarz


    Aug 20, 2004
    Why? :)
  4. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Because you are not really trying to memorize a geographic location on the fingerboard, you are trying to train your brain and ear to have an "expectation of pitch" so that you EAR tells you where the note is. The wonderful thing about playing this instrument in many wasy is the expressiveness that you have in terms of darkening pitch or brightening pitch.

    There are FAR too many players who insist that they are playing "in tune" because they are putting their finger in the correct "place" instead of LISTENING.