Finger Training for Bass

By Bass Levite

This is the first time I record myself talking, a bit nervous, so please bear with me. Basically, here are some tips on how to increase your finger strength, endurance and speed. One revolutionary method I learnt (from somewhere, but forgot the url), is to put a rope in between the strings and the last fret. This increases the tension in the string, so forces your fingers to work harder. Something like finger "weight lifting". In this video, I'll run through some practise techniques for both the right and left hand.



At first, it will be hard and painful, but continue to persevere. An olympic sprinter doesn't become good overnight! Practise, practise, practise.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks dude .. good job

Jason said...

Interesting technique using the rope to increase string tension - will have to try it one day.

Best thing I've found for increasing finger strength/speed is scales. Find a metronome and set it really slow say 50 - 60bpm. Pick any scale (preferably two octaves) and play in all 12 keys concentrating on playing each note cleanly and evenly at this slow speed. Once you have perfected the scale at this speed slowly start increasing the speed on your metronome.

Although 60bpm will seem ridiculously slow to start with focusing on playing at this speed will really be noticeably once you have sped things up.

Sure you know this bass levite but thought would post for others looking for ways to improve finger strength and help their speed and accuracy.

Anonymous said...

kenny, is this a site taught by amateurs? jerome and levite? come on man.

O Dog said...

No it isn't. We all have new things that we could learn, and those two are trying to show things that they've learned in the hopes that it helps someone else. I am very thankful for their contributions, and so are many others.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much! God bless you!!

chrispy0712 said...

tis is essentiali from the bass buddha, bill dickens!! which he refers as a buddha rope, nice 1 though :)

Lee said...

i agree with O Dog, it's a good thing to do. just try to think that there are many of us who wants to play the instrments we like. enrolling into a music school or having a personal teacher is expensive...i think kenny wants to promote self study, which is a good thing.

thanks for the basics kenn.

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