Geddy Lee's technique

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by B8ssMan89, May 13, 2005.

  1. Can someone tell Geddy Lee's technique is?
    I'm watching Rush in Rio and it looks like he uses just 1 finger 80% of the time. :confused:
  2. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    What Ged does is drags 1 finger over two strings and alternates between 1st and 2nd fingers. Do a search for it, i'm positive there's been posts
  3. I never knew Geddy talked in the 3rd person :D
  4. Yeah, check out the ..Rio DVD - in the interview he talks a bit about his technique. Its basically like a flamenco player would strum a guitar, except he's doing it with a bass.
  5. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Like Les Claypool?
  6. bonscottvocals


    Feb 10, 2005
    Upstate NY
    Another thing to remember is that one of his fingers wasn't working well, and he says that he had to modify his technique some because of it. Watch the interview. I can't remember exactly (I have the DVD), but I think it's his middle finger. I remember seeing an old laser disk of "Exit Stage Left" (can't even find it on VHS any more!) and his technique was definitely different. I guess 20+ years experience will change things as well. :bassist:
  7. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    lol "Geddy's gettin' UPSET!!" -- Geddy Lee
  8. ROFL!!!! great
  9. kid_moll


    Apr 8, 2005
    At least his melodies are great. No need for right techniques for that.

    Hi fellas, I'm just a newbie here, and this is my first post.