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In this video lesson I show you three particular fretless techniques.

I also discuss my favourite fretless player who isn’t an obvious choice, and recommend an awesome album. 

The link to the full video lesson is below:


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Your contributions here and on YT deserve far more attention. I haven't watched this full vid yet but had a quick look with sound off (odd but had to). You mention practicing in the dark, which I reckon is a really good thing to do with fretless (or fretted for that matter).

Ont thing about ascending slides, even just a tone or semi. That nasty effect sometimes of the note becoming louder - the string energy being compressed into a shorter length. I've tried rolling back the fretting finger to put some fleshy contact onto the string and hence damp some of the vibrational energy. But I don't have the touch on this. It may seem a small thing but it sounds noticably bad on whole-tone up-slides, I mean it sure don't sound like Jaco.

I will watch the whole vid properly with sound, I'll definitely benefit from it.

Top work Greg, thanks for sharing so generously.

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Nice video, Greg. Good to hear a shout out for John Giblin, he enjoys a lot of love here on BC, but is pretty much unknown in the wider world, as you say (coincidentally, I was playing Babooshka with my band just last night). I will check out Grace & Danger.

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@ezbass I’ll have to check out some threads on here about John Giblin. 

You’ll love Grace And Danger if you like John Giblin as he’s featured on almost every track on the album! 

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