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Universal minor scale fingering for fretless and upright

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by with_joerg, Jan 15, 2018.


  1. with_joerg

    with_joerg

    Sep 27, 2017
    What would be a good fingering for a 'universal' minor scale for a fretless bass? I want to be able to transfer it to the upright as well.

    Would it be like 1-4-4 ascending and 4-4-1 (or 4-2-1) descending?
     
  2. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    Tennessee
    I assume you mean natural (aolian) minor?

    You generally want to avoid 4-4 ascending. It is weak and tends to crumple the hand, plus you always want to anticipate the next note.

    For upright fingering, I would go with 1-2-4, 1-2-4, 1-4 ascending; 4-1, 4-4-1, 4-4-1 descending.
     
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  3. with_joerg

    with_joerg

    Sep 27, 2017
    Thanks Lee, this is very helpful.
     
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