Sunday, February 26, 2006

Impossible fingerings


At the moment I'm undergoing some difficult fingering exercises to improve my fretting fingers dexterity in my bass guitar playing. Last time I've talked about two fingering combinations where I fret two adjacent frets with the two adjacent fingers - so with my first finger I fret the first fret, second finger the second fret, and so on.







Since I've been busy during the past weekends, it was only yesterday that I attended my second class at Vukovic. This time he showed me some really tough fingering exercises which by the simple thought are near to impossible to achieve correctly. These exercises are similar to the above with a simple (yet complex) difference - with my first finger I fret the first fret, second finger the third fret. This means I skip a fret each time, yet using the two adjacent fingers.


Achieving this new exercise using the second and third finger (fretting the second fret with the second finger, and fretting the fourth fret with the third finger) is darn difficult. I really need to practice hard on this.
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