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Chords fingerstyled

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by slapcracklepop, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. slapcracklepop


    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    What is the best way (or some good ways) to play a chord in bass fingerstyled? Thanks :help:
  2. jeff schmidt

    jeff schmidt no longer red carded, but my butt is still sore.

    Aug 27, 2004
    Novato, CA
    I'd post this in Todd Johnson's forum - he's the master of chordal bass.
  3. slapcracklepop


    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    I just need a rough idea, not ready to be a pro yet
  4. ignignok


    Dec 25, 2005
    I use Thumb, Index, Middle, and Ring fingers each on a different string and pluck them all at the same time while fingering the chord.
  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Yup, thumb index middle (and the ring if needed) plucked at the same time for me as well. Strumming is hard to do with subtlety on bass, so simultaneous plucks are usually the best way to get clean chords.