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Hard Strumming Technique

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by FleaisGod, Jul 21, 2000.

  1. FleaisGod

    FleaisGod Guest

    Jun 18, 2000
    Atlanta, GA
    I just went to a hardcore show last night (Glassjaw,Deftones) And there bassists would madly attack there basses with a hard downward strumming motion, while still making music. How do they do this?
  2. They probably were using a pick as a lot of punk/hardcore bassists do. Or they were using their pointer fingernail. For the ultimate high energy strumming you have to watch Pete Townsend, how that guy lines up a pick with his strings is amazing!

    I like to utilize strumming when composing, rarely does it work with an ensemble, but I don't play hardcore, it deffinately can give the bottom end a boost to play two or three strings at once, although chord structure and tone is quite lost.

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