Dismiss Notice

Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Using EBG to practice DB TP fingering

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by jneuman, Jul 26, 2004.


  1. This may have been covered elsewhere but I think it is important enough to warrant it's own thread.

    I have found that a very good way to get tricky thumb position fingering and shifts into my head and hands is to work it out on Slab, first at the octave, and then down a fourth (so that G becomes D on the G string) where the spacing is the same as on DB. This works very well. Having the frets helps with maintaining the proper finger spacing esp. with Diatonic and Semi-cromatic hand shapes and helps the brain understand finger replacements with tricky shifts.

    Anybody else do this? I was inspired to do this reading about Brian Bromberg who uses DB TP technique on Fender Bass.

    -Jon
     
  2. Scot

    Scot Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2004
    Pacifica, CA, USA
    Steve Bailey does it too.

    -Scot