Intermediate Lessons

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by brbassist, Oct 6, 2000.

  1. brbassist


    Sep 20, 2000
    Anyone has good exercises for improving the velocity on play ?? Musics, tabs, anything that supports me is needed!

  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    If you want to develop your dexterity the following:
    1. Have your bass set up with very low action and neearly no relief in the neck

    2. Develop a "soft" touch. The more you are able to keep the fretting hand loose the quicker you can be without placing stress on your hand.

    3. Use only as much pressure as necessary, NO MORE, when fretting a note.

    4. Use all 4 fingers on the fretting hand

    5. After fretting a note only lift the finger of the fretboard enough to allow another note to ring -EFFICIENCY is the key.

    6. Practice - your muscles must develop a "muscle memory." Therefore you can remove the "thinking process" from the equation.