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Thoughts on 1-2-4 fingering in the 1st through 4th positions on electric bass?

in BASS Player Forums Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:55 am
by PapaH • 8 Posts

When I was coming up, almost all of my instructors taught 1-2-4 fingering exclusively up to the fifth position, with the 3 primarily used on passing tones. Is this still the "textbook technique" that's taught in ensemble/music school/etc?

I ask because I see a whole lot of youngsters struggling with 1-2-3-4 fingering in the lower positions, and they're all skittish when I suggest the more relaxed 1-2-4 method.

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