Talking Technique: The Permutation Exercise
To start things off in this new series, we’re going to be working on our left hand dexterity with the “Permutation Exercise”. Each finger is assigned a number:
- 1 for index
- 2 for middle
- 3 for ring
- and 4 for our pinky
By practicing each variation or permutation of the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4, we can build finger dexterity and coordination.
We will also go over ways to apply the exercise to make it musical with a delay pedal and integrating it into a groove.
Austrian-gone-Californian Ariane Cap is a bassist, educator, blogger and author. In her book "Music Theory for the Bass Player” and corresponding 20-week online course, she teaches music theory, bass technique, bass line creation and fretboard fitness in a systematic, practical and experiential way. Contact her via her blog or website.