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Anyone else have these problems while raking?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Tupac, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    I can't possible rake unless it comes back into my thumb. IE, raking from G string to D, I have to rest my thumb on A to catch my finger. Secondly, my fingers have to be slightly angled sidewise, fingers pointing towards the direction of the headstock. And thirdly, when doing long rakes that go across 3 or more strings (IE, Mellowship Slinky in B Major), my thumb starts floating Cliff Burton style instead of just switching to the pickup. Are these problems normal, and if needed how do I fix them?
  2. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
  3. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    Oh my... You might want to work on that timing a bit. I see you do the same thing as me with the thumb. Mellowship Slinky is a cool song, keep it up.
  4. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
    Timing issue ?

    And I use floating thumb ... my thumb move all around with the whole hand.

    I know it is fast and my fingers doesn't move a lot but I didn't rake.
  5. MarTONEbass


    Jun 19, 2009
    Norton, MA
    You're not alternating fingers on that faster part. Sure looks like a rake to me :meh:
  6. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    lol you're totally raking

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