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John Patitucci prelude Bach

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Joe Garage, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. Joe Garage

    Joe Garage

    Mar 13, 2005
    Anybody tried to play this one a 5 string?
  2. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    If DB virtuosos can do it (at pitch) on a 4 string upright, I'm sure a skilled BG player could do it on a 4 string.
  3. WillBuckingham


    Mar 30, 2005
    Yeah its a lot of fun. I originally played it on my EADGC 5-string, but after I read your thread I played it on my fretless 4-string. Its actually a lot more fun without the high C string. Start off with one of the other movements from the first suite. I think the Gigue is the easiest, then move on to the prelude.

    On the part near the end, where it goes up chromatically to the high G, I use my thumb to sound the first harmonic on the D string. I think that's the best way to do that passage on a four-string.
  4. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    i play the gavotte on a 4string fretless out of tune all over the place until i get motion sickness :p
  5. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Yes, but you can also do it on a standard 4 if it has 24 frets.