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Anchoring

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by AxtoOx, Apr 17, 2006.


  1. AxtoOx

    AxtoOx

    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    Any suggestions on how I break myself of anchoring to the pickup in finger style. I find It's limiting me.
    I didn't do it when I very first started but my first Bass teacher insisted on it and it stuck.:spit:
     
  2. ghorvers

    ghorvers

    Dec 22, 2005
    Check out the "Floating Thumb" sticky. It's the one you're looking for.

    I found relearning a new righthand technique was not as hard as I thought it would be. Mastering it will take lots of practice, though.

    Cheers,
    Geert
     
  3. i prefer to play a little less toward the low end- so i anchor on E a lot- but mostly its stuck to the pickguard. like the reverse of thumb-pointer-ring you need the others as an anchor.

    dont worry- its one of those things like reading sheet music you 'll be happy you mastered later. good luck and practice until it hurts.
     

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