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Stretch’s & Jumps

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Hi Everyone:

I hope you’re having a great summer so far filled with music.

Here’s my new column entitled “Stretch’s & Jumps”

This is a very simple exercise that will make you stretch your left hand and at the same time improve your right hand jumps between strings. Since your hands are going to work differently than usual, make sure you stay relaxed, never force and take your time to develop new strong muscles. Make sure also you mute the open strings for a clean tone. Use these exercises to practice your scales. Also, you can use those patterns in your bass lines and solos.

This example is in C Maj. (ionian). First do it with C ionian in mind, then, with D dorian, E phrygian, F lydian, G mixolydian, A aeolian and finally B locrian. This should be done in all tonalities.

Have fun,
Alain Caron

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