Music Theory For Bass Guitar – The 3 Essential Arpeggio Fingerings

2017-10-26T15:46:19+00:00February 2nd, 2014|7 Comments

This is the latest in the music theory for bass series covering three arpeggio fingerings that can dramatically improve your playing and knowledge of the fingerboard. These simple patterns are the first step on a road to breaking free of the basic one octave box shapes.

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7 Comments

  1. Bo June 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Great great work…

  2. Geoff Hudleston August 4, 2015 at 3:58 am - Reply

    Excellent Lesson b y a Master Bassist, thanks.

  3. german perez bottesi April 21, 2017 at 3:04 am - Reply

    Mark, you’re a genius. Thanks a lot.

  4. Joeprince September 21, 2017 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Excellent work, Smith

  5. Joe February 5, 2018 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    Mark, I’m curious why on the G-C-G portion on Ex5 (C Major 1s Finger A string) switching from 2nd to 3rd finger for the C? It is so much easier for me to bar 2nd finger than get the 3rd onto G string. Being so brand new makes me think my technique must be faulty.

  6. Peter Upaka June 10, 2018 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Please how can i download the videos

  7. John November 15, 2018 at 5:46 am - Reply

    I find it really difficult to bar with the fourth finger, as in G to the octave in the C major second finger arpeggio. I guess I just need practice.

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