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TesttubeMammoth
post Apr 28 2012, 01:28 PM
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Hi Guys,

So I am trying to practice this right hand bass technique where you play using three fingers. The idea is to lead with the ring finger, then middle then index. Then repeat. I guess it helps you with finger independence and playing with three fingers could be much faster than playing with two.

I based the left hand on the economy picking mechanics lesson and made a simple backing - might as well work on modes at the same time. I haven't gotten the hang of recording my bass yet so apologies for the clipping.

This is groups of three, the easier one to practice because you always lead with the same finger. Fours and fives etc are initially more tricky because leading with different fingers can feel weird.

I was going to post this in the rec but I can't work out how so here it is :



Attached is the backing (6/8 150bpm) if anyone's interested, I know us bass players are few and far between smile.gif

Frankie.
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Bogdan Radovic
post Apr 28 2012, 02:17 PM
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Great to see some bass playing! smile.gif

Very good work on the exercise with 3 fingers. Playing with 3 fingers can be versatile and ultimately lead to some really impressive speed. 2 finger technique utilizing alternate fingerpicking can also enable you to play fast. With this exercise I would suggest focusing on equal attack from each finger. Every note should feel and sound dynamically equal (even though index and middle finger are stronger then ring figer by default). When it comes to other then playing 3 notes per string shapes, I would suggest utilizing fingerpicking alternating patterns which never use the same finger two times in a raw for ultimate smoothness when playing.

Thanks a lot for backing! smile.gif


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