Chordal Fingerstyle Study

This piece is a solo bass composition that explores the use of the chordal fingerstyle technique. This technique requires the player to play the strings using the thumb and fingers of the picking hand in a similar manner to the way acoustic guitarists often play. Although there is limited call for this technique on bass, it is a useful way to explore chords and other harmonic ideas on the instrument.

When learning this piece, you might find the following courses (all included in the monthly subscription cost) useful:

Don’t forget to hit the Download Resources button above to get the PDF transcription and audio files for this piece (available to subscribers only). The transcription is available with TAB and without, for those who wish to give their reading skills a workout.

This course is 48 MINUTES long and contains the following videos, each of which can be selected from the video player above: