|bkbirge ||10-08-2013 09:24 PM |
Not sure if you noticed, but those don't seem to be examples of traditional string-bending on a fretted instrument (i.e. moving the string vertically up and down), but instead a technique where they quickly slide their fretting finger back and forth across a fret or two horizontally -- like an exaggerated version of fretless vibrato. You can see this clearly at the 5:58 mark on the Jamiroquai video.
Tal Wilkenfeld does this a lot (particularly when soloing), so you can pull up videos of her for more examples. Otherwise just a matter of practicing to get the feel right and get your speed up.
|Spin Doctor ||10-09-2013 10:22 AM |
That technique has a couple of different names: A sting, funk vibrato and a couple others I can't remember. It's not as easy as it looks to make it sound good. But yeah, practice is the key. Having said that, the entire bassline in the Bruno Mars tune is worthy of transcribing, (copying and learning) as it has a lot of stuff going on that can be useful in a number of R&B songs.
|Clef_de_fa ||10-09-2013 11:24 AM |
You can masturbate you can do that.
ok o a more serious note : don,t choke the neck of the bass like every rock player, use the thumb as a pivot and let the whole hand move so your finger slide very fast between two frets.
It is an exagerated vibrato that a fretless player would do. At least this is a real vibrato, not to confound with the more common technic of very small string bending to make somekind of "vibrato"
|bass12 ||10-09-2013 01:18 PM |
The second time Zender does it in that clip it seems to me that he starts with a hammer-on (from Ab to Bb) and then does a vibrato across the Bb fret. So you're getting the effect not just of the vibrato but also of that hammer-on. Check out Me'shell. She does a lot of hammer-ons, especially semi-tone hammer-ons, to get a vibrato-like effect. So yeah, two techniques to work on: the actual sliding across the fret and hammer-ons.
|Tupac ||10-11-2013 11:05 PM |
Slowed the song way down, Stuart basically just does this:
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