Sometimes life happens and for one reason or another we don’t get to pick up the bass for a few days, weeks, or even years. But now you want to work up your calluses again and you are looking to find your old shape quickly. How to shake this rusty feeling? At first the bass feels clunky in your hands and nothing seems to flow how you know it could. What to do?
This episode of series with notreble.com (“Talking Techniqe”) deals with just that: how to get back into shape quickly after a longer break. You can also use these tips if your hands feel awkward as you are switching to a different instrument. The most important part of this: go slow. Relax. Feel your hands, finger tips, the strings etc. I have some right hand warm ups, left hand warm ups, warm ups away from the instrument, warm ups for the body, warm ups for the mind. You will be surprised how this slow and relaxed approach will bring you back into top shape quite quickly.
Let me know how it is working for you. Please leave a comment here or with the post on notreble!
Bass: Votan Marleaux Four String.
The fretwrap around the neck of the bass is by gruvgear.
Amplification by TC Electronic
Dean Markley Strings, SR 2000!
Thanks to wolftrackaudio.com for sound!