Exploring the Fingerboard (2): Notes on the other strings

In part 2 of my “Exploring the Fingerboard” series, I’m exploring the other strings, using the same rules and concepts introduced in part 1. This part includes exercises #2 to 4. Index: 0:46 – Summary of part 1 1:33 – Exercise 2: Play the ABC on the G string 4:33 – Exercise 3: From E to E on the D string 6:04 – Exercise 4: From E to E on the E string   topics: fingerboard orientation, notes, note names Level: beginner Instruments: double bass Duration: approx. 8:22 min   For a list of all my video lessons go here.…

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Exploring the Fingerboard (1): Notes on your A string

“Exploring the Fingerboard” is a series of video lessons especially made for double bass players. It’s all about fingerboard orientation, so these video lessons should help you to find notes all over your fingerboard. This is part 1 of 4. It features an important navigation rule, and the first of a series of exercises.   topics: fingerboard orientation, notes, note names Level: beginner Instruments: double bass Duration: approx. 7:46 min   For a list of all my video lessons go here. You could also use the tag cloud (in the footer area of this website) in order to look for…

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Fretboard Basics. Part 1: The musical alphabet

This video lesson introduces what I call the “musical alphabet”, i.e. the note names. Next, I’m going to show how to locate the notes on your fretboard (fingerboard). This video lesson can be applied to all string instruments in Western music (bass, guitar, mandolin etc.). Even on non-fretted instruments (e.g. violin, double bass, cello), you might want to try this approach, since it is basically the same. You can try to imagine (or visualize) frets in order to locate the notes on the fingerboard. Notes that are 2 “frets” apart, then, are further apart than notes on neighbouring frets. Consequently,…

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