Below is the complete series of my “practicing arpeggios” series, where I go very deep into the mechanics of fingering and shifting while playing arpeggios. I found that often teachers simply have they’re students try and figure out fingering and shifting for themselves, often times making the process of learning the geometry of the fingerboard a lot more painful and drawn out than necessary. Since there is not real definitive method for fingering on electric bass, I uploaded this series to at least give a basic, if not definitive framework for fingering and shifting ideas applied to the basic triads and seventh chords.


Major Triads

Minor Triads

Augmented Triads

Diminished Triads

Major 7 Tetrads 

Minor 7 Tetrads

Dominant 7 Tetrads

Half-Diminished (Minor 7 b5) Tetrads

Augmented Major 7/Minor Major 7 Tetrads

1 Response to “Practicing Arpeggios”

  1. 1 Tom April 19, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Nice job .. you’ve given me somethings to think about.. You’re a talented bass player and have a natural way of presenting concepts.

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