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How Far Do The “Basics” Go?

I took a somewhat unusual path to bass. I started as a guitarist at a very early age – 51/2! I spent a few years with a cello in elementary school. In high school, the jazz band director asked me … Continue reading

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An Experiment – The Conclusion

This is my final report on the copper-infused compression gloves. First, I will continue to wear them before and after playing/practicing. Here are my conclusions: They do seem to help. I have less pain and less muscle soreness when I … Continue reading

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An Experiment – 2

I been using these copper-infused compression gloves now since May 29th. I’ve also done some  reading and research but there is little to be found. I found some comments from from former users and current users. My first response is … Continue reading

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An Experiment

I’m not one who looks at every alternative “medical” thing that comes along, at least now (I did when I was much younger). But in the last 7-8 years I have been having some pain when playing bass. It used … Continue reading

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The Importance of Warming Up

I went for a number years with little or no warm-up before practicing or playing a gig. It never seemed really necessary. Playing a lot of gigs for over a decade was a big help in keeping me thinking that … Continue reading

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Does Everything Work The Same On Bass Guitar If You Are Left-Handed?

The answer to the headline question is “yes, but….”. I am left-handed. I have always played with my left hand on the fingerboard and the right hand plucking or holding a pick. I started guitar and didn’t know there was … Continue reading

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The Ergonomics of Bass Guitar Part 2

The right hand is nearly as important as the left. Finger Style vs. Picked Personally, I am a finger style player 99% of the time. In my current band, I use a pick on only one song and it is … Continue reading

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The Ergonomics of Bass Guitar Part 1

The Left Hand (or Fretting Hand) Many people who have taken up bass guitar tend to have played guitar first. The only real similarities between the two are frets (and maybe the word “guitar”). When a guitar player presses a … Continue reading

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