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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 86general, Oct 21, 2013.
Sorry about that. Got caught up in your post and completely forgot about the OP.
A mortal sin on TB - my apologies....
True, but better technique and a shorter scale could make it easier still. I have never understood why people resist the idea that moving your fingers a shorter distance can be easier. I am not saying short scales are better or anything like that. Just easier for some people.
I don't understand it either, and never will. Such an obvious fact.
My first upright teacher stressed ergonomics at the very first lesson - always taking the shortest, most logical fingering approach to any bass line. This was in order to be efficient with the energy you expend during playing. Moving it a step further, for me it takes less energy and I have much better ergonomics playing a medium scale bass over a long scale one.
This is also why I refuse to play a bass with dead spots and create "work-arounds". It goes directly against the grain of my technique and my early ingrained principles of playing bass.