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URB to BG

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

  1. Snufkin

    Snufkin

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    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

    Dogbertday

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    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

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    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 Supporting Member

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    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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