RE: Serious Electric Bass by Joel Di Bartolo, on Chapter 4, page 53, he starts talking about shifting. He starts using a notation I'm unfamiliar with - can anyone help me? Here's what he has: Exercise 1: One Note On the D String (Keep your hand open!) 1st finger: 1-2 / 1-3 / 1-4 2nd finger: 2-1 / 2-3 / 2-4 3rd finger: 3-1 / 3-2 / 3-4 4th finger: 4-1 / 4-2 / 4-3 And then a staff with 4/4 time sig, 4 bars, each with 4 quarter notes, all on the A note (top staff line). I assume that he wants me to be shifting, since this is what the chapter is about... (see, I'm sharp as a rubber tack) But it's all the same note, so what am I shifting? and what does 1-2, 1-3, etc. mean? because he uses it throughout this chapter for all the shifting exercises. Thanks for any help!