Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Snufkin, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Snufkin


    Dec 26, 2013
    There's tons of advice for BG players turning to URB, but very few for those going the other way...

    Any tips/tricks/stuff worth knowing?
  2. Dogbertday


    Jul 10, 2007
    SE Wisconsin
    Well I've found that when I play electric I have to make myself use a lighter touch. And I also end up having to look at my left hand more often (not stare though.. just for shifts).

    The biggest challenge I have is finding an instrument that my left hand technique can transfer well with. Heavy gauge strings also seem to help.

    As far as actual technique, aside from using a little more 3rd finger mall the principles of good technique for DB apply to BG.
  3. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology: Protecting the Pocket since 2007
    Lighten up, or you'll break the little thing. ;)

    Just kidding. But it's definitely important to play with a lighter touch.

    I never got used to frets.
  4. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    You have to practice playing the instrument. If you're going to do gigs reading on the BG, practice reading on the BG. If you're going to play a particular style of music on the BG, practice playing that style of music on the BG.
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