Help on Presto--Pull-off or slide

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by scottz0369, Aug 3, 2005.


  1. scottz0369

    scottz0369

    Mar 1, 2005
    Oahu, Hawaii
    Not Rush's Presto--Bach's.

    I'm working on the piece from the "Bach for Bass" book. If you have it, I'm talking about Page 27, 5th measure.
    The notation calls for a slur from C to Bb to A on the D string 10-8-7 for tabbers.

    What's the "correct" way to do this on a fretted instrument? Pull-offs or slide?

    Scott
     
  2. Kevin Gordon

    Kevin Gordon Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Pull-off. It would ask for a glissando if it wanted you to slide. With a bow you don't slide with slurred bowings.
     
  3. Hey I just got that book:-D
     
  4. WillBuckingham

    WillBuckingham

    Mar 30, 2005
    Hey since Bach didn't write for the bass guitar, one of the fun things about playing Bach on bass is coming up with your own interperetation of things, try whatever you think sounds and feels best. Oviously, there's no "correct" way to play a piece on bass guitar that was written for a completely different instrument.