Problems With The 1 Finger Per Fret System

2017-10-26T13:18:34+00:00 May 28th, 2015|6 Comments

Lots of people use the 1 finger per fret system as if it was some kind of law. In this lesson I show the limitations of the system and a few alternative perspectives on how to assign our fingers.

This Lesson is a preview of the Bassic Fundamentals Course


  1. Martin O'brien May 30, 2015 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Thanks Mark. Excellently explained as always. I’M looking forward to the course.

  2. Eugene Savin October 17, 2015 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much, Mark.

  3. Butch Johnson March 10, 2016 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    I appreciate this lesson. My hands are old and small which makes it very difficult to stretch at lower end. This lesson has taught me to study the piece I’m playing and prepare for finger assignments in advance. Never thought about this level of preparation. Thanks Mark.

  4. James Gilmore January 3, 2017 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Very good. I am an old bass player who has not been playing for a long while. Just got a new bass and basically starting over

  5. Steve Davenport May 7, 2017 at 11:04 am - Reply

    I’m an older beginner with small hands and I have to say you’re the first person I’ve come across to explain how I can adapt my style of play. Others comment on adapting and mention famous players with smaller hands, even with missing digits, but they don’t explain how to adapt. Top marks. (excuse the pun).

  6. Verna Hill June 23, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

    having small hands…. this really helped me. thanks Mark.

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