Working out the hands

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Tabatchnick, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Tabatchnick

    Tabatchnick Guest

    Jun 25, 2013
    Spring, Texas
    Any tips for a new player on hand stretching and hand strength exercises while not around the bass? Seen a ton of info on the web, wanted to know what more seasoned players do. :bassist:
  2. Never got into this. However, did a lot of scales, arpeggios, etc. using different patterns. 2 and 3 notes per string (nps) and 4nps. Pure 4nps will give you all the hand stretching and hand strength exercises you need -- IMO.

    Never did anything away from my instrument. Slow at first and speed will take care of itself.
  3. john_g

    john_g Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    I never did anything when I was younger, but now I stretch alot before practice and gigs. It really helps me. Stuff like this:

  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I play. Hand strength is unimportant, other than a general good-health thing. Only playing will make you a better player. Hand squeezers and balls and stretching exercises do nothing for your playing. Play...that's what'll exercise your fingers properly for playing.