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Trouble with Jaco Exercise (left hand problems)

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by le-gasp, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. le-gasp


    May 5, 2007

    for those that have watched jaco pastorius's dvd modern electric bass he showed a lot of exercises, im working on where he descends the c maj from the high G without moving his hand, it seemed like a good exercise so i was working on it in all 12 major scales

    when i try to fret the A and E strings i find my wrist bending awkwardly and sometimes hurting, so ive just stopped

    normally my left hand position is good, no pain whatsoever

    it seems like a good exercise for finger strength and independency, so how do i fix this to make me do this correctly

  2. Linkert

    Linkert Guest

    Oct 24, 2006
    It might be becouse of a unergonomic bass. So what bass do you play?
  3. le-gasp


    May 5, 2007
    an Ibanez GSR 200
  4. gjooro


    Mar 27, 2006
    try not to bend wrist so much...
  5. zazz


    Feb 27, 2004
    thats an amazing vid by the way...but im sure that whatever it is that you are trying to acheive comes with hand strength developed over time. but i would say that jaco didnt seem to be one for convoluted unatural hand positioning...but more the technique that comes from playing the bass everyday based on a natural approach...give it time.

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