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help with fretboard

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by ChildoftheKorn, Jun 21, 2003.

  1. ChildoftheKorn


    May 21, 2003
    ok now do you finger the fret board with 3 fingers or 4, ive been taught with 3 fingers but some excercises i learned show four? Which is better and or why
  2. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    God gave you five fingers. Use them.
  3. stephanie


    Nov 14, 2000
    Scranton, PA
    My old bass teacher taught me the "1 finger per fret" way. My current teacher was taught on Double Bass and admits to having a weak 3rd finger because of non-use and he isn't as strict with what way I play, with 3 fingers or 4. But I use 4 because I'm so used to it.

    Why limit yourself? If you find using 4 fingers is hard and you're not used to it, then that's something you may want to work on, something to challenge yourself with.
  4. ChildoftheKorn


    May 21, 2003
    well stephanie thats a great point ill stick to 3 but ill work on 4 also thanks for the point :)


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