5/15/2017

Lesson To Go - Finger Exercises for Bass Players (Chapter 1)


Learning an instrument requires complex motions your hands weren’t designed for by nature. Muscles must be developed, tendons must be streched, and coordination must be trained. This process is time-consuming and sucessful only if specific exercises are practiced regularly.

Highly developed technical skills are a prerequisite to play with the right feel and groove.
Finger exercises are designed to repeat certain motions until they become second nature and automated. I usually start my daily practice with 15 minutes of finger exercises to warm up and relax my muscles and tendons. A cold start may have nasty consequences such as tendogynovitis. Therefore you should warm up before the actual “training” (think sports here), and if practiced slowly technical exercises are ideal for that.

You can only make music if you don’t have to worry about technical aspects. So play the finger exercises regularly - it’ll  be worth your while!

I split up this workshop in serveral chapters with increasing levels of difficulty. Depending on the amount of time your putting into the exercises you can work on each chapter for a month or six to eight weeks and then progress to the next chapter.

The individual chapters usually contain  exercises for

Alternate Picking
Hand strength
Fretting hand dexterity
Control/accuracy
Durability/stamina
Finger  independence





This lesson contains a 20-page pdf-Handout with all the notes/tabs, 8 audiofiles and 12 videos in format mp4. After payment ( $ 12,-) via the Paypal-Button underneath I'll send you the downloadlink for those files within 24 hours.