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Fingering question


zeronyne

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Please forgive the novice question.

 

Excellent Bootsy line via Deelite from "Groove is in the Heart":

 

http://rhee.net/LDLD/groove.gif

 

Please forgive the poor tabbing (is that redundant?) and exclusion of time references...

 

In the circled areas, would one barre across the fret, or would it be standard to use the ring finger on the A string and the pinkie on the D?

"For instance" is not proof.

 

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i would barre
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I play this tune in my cover band.

 

I play the circled areas with my ring finger and pinky. I use my index, ring, and pinky finger to play the entire line, with the exception of the hammer-on tag, where I use my middle finger for the first hammer-on.

 

Ideally, you're just going to want to play it in whatever fashion is comfortable for you.

 

Also, that's in the wrong key if you're wanting to play along to the recording... as recoreded by Deee-Lite, this song is in Ab.

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Originally posted by Bumpcity:

Also, that's in the wrong key if you're wanting to play along to the recording... as recoreded by Deee-Lite, this song is in Ab.

Thanks, Mr City! I'm just using it as a Friedland Metronome Exercise, but there's always room for authenticity. Now I'm glad I didn't use the open A to start it off...

"For instance" is not proof.

 

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Use middle finger, lift, use middle finger. - ATM of MN
You forgot "First, face guitarist".

 

I knew there was a good reason to start playing upright.

"He is to music what Stevie Wonder is to photography." getz76

 

I have nothing nice to say so . . .

 

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Ok, we all know I am not the final authority on finger position (had to have Jeremy tell me how to SAY the phrase correctly).

 

Recently started learing "Sweet Emotions" by Aerosmith. (You can see the first page of this on www.SheetMusicDirect.com, I own the Bass Tab White Pages). The intro requires the 12th fret on the A,D and G in short order. I barre this because I can get away with it. But is it "technically" correct? Am I being lazy? Should I drop my string height? Grow a sixth digit? Why can't I channel Jaco?

 

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

 

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