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BEGINNERS COURSE – Part 4 – Fretting hand position and technique

BEGINNERS COURSE – Part 4 – Fretting hand position and technique

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  1. I’ve been playing guitar for 10 years and just started playing the bass in the past 3 months…couldn’t work out what was going wrong with the sound and why it sounded so twangy until this video! That sweet spot is different to guitar! I gotta clear my mind and start on a clean slate, my notes sound so much clearer now

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      1. Great question, I believe it’s never too late and also we’re constantly adding exercises to the Academy not specifically inside of this course but they’re always added, you can do a search on the main page for dexterity exercises. 80% of the lessons are based on dexterity, and will help you with it overtime!

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  2. BRO!!!! I’ve been messing around on my bass since Christmas and could not for the life of me figure out why I couldn’t get a clean tone or move my fingers as quickly and having trouble fretting. It’s the thumb!!! Thank you man…Great stuff!

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  3. Hey! When hand plucking my notes sound pretty sloppy but when I use a pick I sound significantly better (note: I have small hands and a 5 string bass) would you recommend learning bass with a pick or should I just get better at hand plucking?

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    1. Hey Joel! You actually continuously practice this whenever you pick up the bass to play. You will eventually become more comfortable. Also this particular lesson isn’t necessarily an exercise but more of technique and posture

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  4. Greetings Daric…I’m making the transition from keys to bass and I’m having a hard time with the hand placement on the neck. It seems simple but my thumb doesn’t want to stay put when I play a note or try the scale. Your thoughts…..

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        1. Ahh I see! Super common problem a lot of beginners have that can definitely be fixed. One of the main reasons why that happens is just because your thumb is trying to compensate the strength of your fingers. And also the technique you’re using. Just imagine holding a soda can or eve gripping a door knob. It’ll help you visualize the right technique while you’re playing. So focus on that and your grip strength as well

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