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    Default Stupid Self Taught Bassist Question

    Couldn't find an answer when Googled, so I am going to show my stupidity and ask you guys.

    What does "extended fingering" mean, outside of the Biblical context in the back seat of car in high school?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Couldn't find an answer when Googled, so I am going to show my stupidity and ask you guys.

    What does "extended fingering" mean, outside of the Biblical context in the back seat of car in high school?
    It means reaching outside of a 5-fret position. IE: think of playing a line on the first five frets and having to go a bit higher for an odd note in the line.

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    I'm no bass expert, bad had to say your post had me laughing so hard it hurt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring View Post
    It means reaching outside of a 5-fret position. IE: think of playing a line on the first five frets and having to go a bit higher for an odd note in the line.
    Ah, for example Panama bass line?

    Mike (Wolfie) is playing along A4 A4 A4 A4 A4 A4 A2 A2 A2 A0 A0 then pops a single G2 eighth note in there for some reason, then back to open A.

    Would that be considered an extended fingering?

    But that is more of what I like to call "string jumping", would extended fingering be in the above example you are happily trudging along, hopefully in the pocket in 0 to 5, then out of nowhere you throw in a 12 fingering, then back down to the 0 through 5?
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    Found this:
    Extended Fingerings
    Extended fingerings are ways to finger patterns which involve a stretch (i.e. a span of more than four frets). These can be extremely difficult in the lower registers (i.e. the lower part of your neck, below the fifth fret), so much so that you might not be able to use them. But they are useful in the upper registers (above the ninth fret). How much you'll resort to extended fingerings will vary according to the size and flexibility of your hands.

    at this url:
    http://wheatsbassbook.com/chapter_se...hp?chapter=002

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkost View Post
    Found this:
    Extended Fingerings
    Extended fingerings are ways to finger patterns which involve a stretch (i.e. a span of more than four frets). These can be extremely difficult in the lower registers (i.e. the lower part of your neck, below the fifth fret), so much so that you might not be able to use them. But they are useful in the upper registers (above the ninth fret). How much you'll resort to extended fingerings will vary according to the size and flexibility of your hands.

    at this url:
    http://wheatsbassbook.com/chapter_se...hp?chapter=002
    Thanks, yeah, some of these crazy EF's in these lessons I am having to find a different way of doing them, I just don't have the flexibility in my hands to do them.
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