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Geddy Lee alternated picking technique

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Papersen, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. Papersen


    Mar 22, 2002
    I`ve been recently watching (briefly) Geddy`s interview on Googlevideo and saw that he uses his right hand pointer finger for alternate picking.

    However, IIRC, in the "Rush in Rio" DVD he says he mainly uses his middle finger for that purpose. I`m slowly starting to practice that to see if I can achieve an interesting rhythm motion.

    Can anybody clarify that ?
  2. Naggon


    Nov 8, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    Could you link me to the particular interview you mean? Personally, I use all three fingers for alternate picking (it's a cool little technique I came up with and I'm rather proud of it :p does anybody else do it?) But I'd be interested to see what Geddy does.
  3. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Inactive

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    I actually started using my thumb like that. Seems more comfortable.
  4. Doesn't Steve Baily (spelling?) use a 3finger-technique like that?
  5. Papersen


    Mar 22, 2002
  6. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    3 fingers work great-I think John Entwistle is usually credited with being the originator. Yes, Steve Bailey also uses this method.
  7. Nighthawk551


    Jan 3, 2007
    Sweetwater Sound
    I use it often when playing quickly. It gives a nice bright pick-tone on my Jazz.
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