Nothing can stop a show in it’s tracks quite like forearm pain while playing bass. It’s certainly stopped me from playing my best on multiple occasions. When there is pain, it’s exclusively to my right hand, my plucking hand. Over the years, I’ve tried all kinds of different stretches, positions and gimmicks to relieve this pain when it happens. I’ve learned a lot and what … [Read more...] about Forearm Pain Playing Bass: Why Playing Position Matters & You’re Probably Stretching Wrong
Bad wrist form will make you unable to play bass. Plain and simple. There's nothing worse than not being able to play bass and have fun doing it for preventable reasons. Now, proper playing form is something that's hotly disputed among guitarists, bassists and even piano players alike. Everyone has their own way of: Feeling comfortable as they play and Actually … [Read more...] about Don’t Miss Your Next Show Because of A Bass-Related Wrist Injury
Thumb Position for Bass Guitar Considered Thumb position when playing bass guitar is something bassists have debated for a long time. Specifically, does it matter where you actually place your thumb and does where you put your thumb really affect your playing and if so in what capacity. The thumb is very important to bass players more so than guitar players. Because of the … [Read more...] about Follow Your Thumb: Does Good Thumb Position Really Matter?
Working to prevent carpal tunnel when playing bass guitar doesn't need to be a difficult time consuming practice. With a little bit of know-how and some insights into what is going on when you combine poor playing form with demanding performance environments in the practice room or on stage can jeopardize you bass playing for months at a time. Bass players and guitar players … [Read more...] about Prevent Carpal Tunnel: A Guide for Bass Players