Disabled left hand

Hey,
Thanks for the message.
I’m not missing any part of me hand or fingers, they just don’t work as they like they should.
The bad one is the first finger, it really doesn’t do much and although I urge it on it just won’t do what it’s told.
But I’ll battle on regardless.
Cheers

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Then the first finger will be your muting finger. Is that a job it can do?

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Nah probably not.
I tend to find it easier to mute with my right hand.
I’m thinking I might sack a video up to show you guys the issue.
You have all been amazingly supportive so if you could see the issue it’ll help you all understand.
I’m not sure if it can be done but it try.

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Hmm, bass players supporting other musicians. What a novel concept.
:laughing:

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That is incredible. Thanks for sharing a piece of the family legacy!

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You can literally play walking bass lines with one finger. Many people do.

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:joy:

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@rory , you’re going to wind up inspiring a lot of people, because you’ll learn to play the bass well despite your (for now) limitation. Go to Google and enter Danny Mo Morris into the search line. He’s a pro bassist and a professor in the bass department at Berklee School of Music. He plays using only one finger on his left hand, and he is an absolute monster. See what you think.

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Hey,

Thank you for the kind words and I certainly hope I will become a real bassisit.
I will have a look at Youtube.
Thank you for the name.
I find stuff like that really eggs my on.

Cheers

Rory

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Sorry @T_dub did not see that . Im not that bad it’s lost the tips bone exposed and stitched back up so a thin layer of skin. Up until 10 days ago my maximum fret time was 3 minutes. I bought a guitar glove and now I can fret for as long as I want. My arthritis also does not feel as inflamed. No differnce in the tone either , I’m well impressed. :slightly_smiling_face: :guitar:

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Wow @Jamietashi, I may try a glove if it helps with arthritis. Wonder if it helps with circulation?

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@T_dub it feels like it. They are similar to the compression socks/stockings you can wear on long haul flights. I wear them to avoid DVT as I sit all day.
One thing follow the measuring guide to the letter.

https://www.amazon.com/Guitar-Glove-Bass-Musician-Practice/dp/B01C4QYGDE/ref=sr_1_6?crid=2M3ZPMVJU306V&dchild=1&keywords=guitar+glove&qid=1590143564&sprefix=guitar+glove%2Caps%2C277&sr=8-6

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