Warmups for 4, 5 & 6-string Bass…
As you know, my main purpose for writing these books is because I am absolutely positive your playing will improve demonstrably with a solid plan in mind. A plan for your practice is IMHO, the best way to begin!
A lot of folks just dive in… They pick up their bass without a goal in mind. I am not against picking up your instrument to have a play, but what I am focusing on here is how do you begin your “official” practice period? As I have said many times before, I believe setting yourself up for success in practicing means having a warmup plan in place and then following thru with a solid and measurable practice plan!
This is not a theory book, although there is theory involved. What you have within these pages are books that will familiarize you with my practice routine.
With a 4-string bass, you have a lot of real estate to cover in the first 5 frets. Starting on the low Eand going up 5 frets takes you to a Con the Gstring. This is the area we are going to concentrate on.
With a 5-string bass, we also have a lot of real estate to cover in the first 6 frets. Starting on the low B and going up 5 frets takes you to a C on the G string. This is the area we are going to concentrate on with occasional trips to the 7th and 8th fret.
And lastly, with a 6-string bass, you have even more real estate to cover in the first 6 frets. Starting on the low Band going up 6 frets takes you to an Fon the Cstring. This is the area we are going to concentrate on.
So as you can see, there are a lot of options to work with.
When you purchase any of these books,you will find a link to my “secret weapon” that I have been using for most of my bass-playing life. I started doing this particular exercise when I began my first tour when I was still playing a 4-string bass. This is the perfect 30-minute “warmup” before any gig, however many strings you play. It helps to put your hands and ears in sync!
So, click on the links and go for it!I know this will improve your playing guaranteed!
The 4-string Bass Warmup
The 5-string Bass Warmup
The 6-string Bass Warmup