A marcus miller technique(i believe)

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by IronBass, Mar 2, 2002.

  1. IronBass


    Jan 31, 2002
    Dallas, Texas
    My bass teacher gave my a folder with sheet music to play for this month. I was looking at other music that I was going to learn next week and came to a marcus miller piece and had some double-thumping in it. I just wanted to know from you all how does that actually work.
  2. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    well your teacher SHOULD teach you that...

    so wait for the lesson and ask him about them, because people here will tell you things but if your teacher knows well what hes doing then an actual lesson about it will worth more than anything we could say
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  4. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    Yeah,I'm quite sure Victor Wooten made up that techniue.
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    He's one of the guys who expanded on that technique, but he didn't invent it.

    Lots of bassists and guitarists used it before him, e.g. Stanley Clarke.
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Actually, Victor's brother Reggie taught it to him.
  7. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    The technique's much older than that. Flamenco guitar players have been doing the down-up thumb thing for a while.