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Left hand rigid??

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by bassmusic808, Jul 31, 2002.

  1. Hi. I have noticed that my pinky and ring fingers on my left hand tend to be a bit rigid. Like, they don't hover close to the fingerboard as my other two. I remember seeing some professional bass players and all of their fingers were really close to the fingerboard. It barely looked like their fingers were moving when they pressed the strings down.

    Does anyone else have this problem? Any proven ways to fix it? Or is this a non issue if you can still play the notes smoothly?
  2. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    I dont think its to much of a problem, but thats me.

    On the other hand, I sort of have the same problem, so I'm interested to see what you guys say.
  3. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    practice practice practice... those are your weak fingers..the more you force yourself to use them, the easier it will be in the future
  4. AAHHhh!! You said the "P" word. I figured that was the best way..

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