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    I just got it yesterday. Excellent book! :thu:

    If you haven't gotten it yet, get it!

  • #2
    agreed:thu:
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    • #3
      Yep, that's the one book I recommend without hesitation to any bassist.
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      • #4
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        • #5
          pretty cheap on amazon. gonna order it tonight when i get home.

          thanks :thu:
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          • #6
            Yep, it's a good one! :thu:
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            • #7
              for those that have the book, the preface talks about using all four fingers on your plucking hand. do all of you do this? i am not really interested in developing a 4 finger plucking style.

              another question, i noticed i rarely play with my palm touching the back of the neck. i almost always use the pad of my thumb to support my fretting fingers. is this normal or not? the reason i ask is because i seem to get tired after a few minutes of playing these excercises and i understand this is the point of the book but i was just curious what everyone's take is on this. im not a n00b to the bass either, when my band plays out we normally play 3 sets with around 60-70 songs and i dont get tired the way i do constantly playing through these excercises.
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              • #8
                I stick to using 2 or 3 fingers for the exercises, honestly. I rest my thumb as well. But I also get sore quickly and have carpal tunnel and am being a big dumbass about it, so maybe I should start practicing the proper way.

                How are you liking the book so far?
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                • #9
                  While the book is awesome........how does one practically apply that sort of practice?
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                  • #10
                    While the book is awesome........how does one practically apply that sort of practice?


                    it gets you stronger and faster. i noticed after only 20 mins of playing thru the same patterns that i was able to start moving pretty fast.
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                    • #11
                      So it really is like fitness......pointless, until you're being chased by a rabid dog.
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                      • #12
                        So it really is like fitness......pointless, until you're being chased by a rabid dog.


                        :facepalm:
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                        Then why do you drink it?<br />
                        Because there are things inside me, <i>that need to die.</i></font></div>

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                        • #13
                          for those that have the book, the preface talks about using all four fingers on your plucking hand. do all of you do this? i am not really interested in developing a 4 finger plucking style.

                          another question, i noticed i rarely play with my palm touching the back of the neck. i almost always use the pad of my thumb to support my fretting fingers. is this normal or not? the reason i ask is because i seem to get tired after a few minutes of playing these excercises and i understand this is the point of the book but i was just curious what everyone's take is on this. im not a n00b to the bass either, when my band plays out we normally play 3 sets with around 60-70 songs and i dont get tired the way i do constantly playing through these excercises.


                          I'm not really bothering with using all 4 on my plucking hand. I'm fine with what I do now... usually use 2 mostly sometimes a 3rd and my pinky finger for raking or right hand muting.

                          Joshua, it does exactly what it says on the tin. I've only been doing it for a week or so (not every day though) and it's helped immensely. It's less of a crap shoot now in terms of finger placement. They used to go wherever the hell they wanted... now they go where I want them to. :lol:

                          Currently learning Portrait of Tracy by Jaco Pastorius so this is a big help! Even still I don't know how the fcuk I'm gonna do that 6 fret stretch in the first position.

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                          • #14
                            I bought the book a while back but it doesn't seem to have helped. I think I'll try reading it.
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                            • #15
                              I bought the book a while back but it doesn't seem to have helped. I think I'll try reading it.


                              :facepalm:

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