Barring is a useful technique on bass guitar when playing lines which feature the use of perfect fourth and minor seventh intervals. Rather than using two separate fingers or picking up and moving the same finger to fret two different notes, barring is executed by placing a single finger flat against two or more adjacent strings at the same fret. To demonstrate, place the index finger flat against the A, D, and G strings at the fifth fret. A perfect fourth can be barred with the index finger between the notes D and G on the A and D strings, respectively, while a minor seventh can be barred between the notes D and C on the A and G strings. Barring provides good economy of motion when the passage being played is too fast and doesn't provide enough time to lift a finger off one string and move it to an adjacent string. ... Subscribe Today & Read More!
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