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Firstly, why play open strings? Of course they'll need damping to stop them, but if you fretted each note, it's simple to stop them sounding - you let go! So, playing 1s and 5s (which is what you will be doing), wherever 1 is, 5 will be on the same fret, lower string, or two frets up, next higher string. It's a very basic bass pattern, that most bass players ...


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It's just called alternate bass. Regarding stopping the strings... well, practice! – that's actually a crucial ability to have on bass, in any genre. I guess the problem you're referring here is specifically that you're always changing the string after every note, i.e. you can't just use the next-plucking finger to damp the previous note, as you would in (...


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Having a Pan flute starting at middle C it is mutch simpler to read at concert pitch. For me. I know that for some panflutist reading it an octave lower is a norm because at first it was hard to find bamboo long enough to make the long tube. Therefore most Pan flute (in Romania) had the same range of the piccolo but read their sheet and octave lower. Edit: ...


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