Help with Anesthesia

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Knixx, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Knixx


    Nov 10, 2007
    I'm slowly starting to learn this but when I get to this part

    and the parts that are similar to this

    The fingering position feels really awkward. What is a good way to do this?
  2. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008
    Are you barring the strings at the same fret with on finger? Or do you use a finger per string?
  3. Knixx


    Nov 10, 2007
    Barring the strings at the same fret with one finger
  4. Use Index, ring and pinky. It´s much more confortable this way.
  5. Yeah barring won't work that well as it's hard to move around the fretboard like that.

    Also, it will muddy up the distortion if you are using it on this piece.
  6. Yep...there is a reason one finger per fret is generally considered good technique. :)
  7. Audiophage


    Jan 9, 2005
    I don't know what part you're talking about, but slow it down and work out your fingerings.
  8. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008
    :eyebrow: a finger per fret?

    Don't you mean a finger per string?

    In Anesthesia you have to switch between ring and middle finger a lot on the D-string.
    Occasionally you even have to turn your left hand quickly 90°, index on G middle on D and pink on A.

    Yeah :eek:, Cliff had an amazing style.
  9. Nope...I try to fret each note with a separate finger as often as possible, instances like this. Yet, I guess finger per string would be implied too. :)
  10. I think what they mean is less per fret (over all the strings...) but per fretted note?

    *stabs into the dark*
  11. WayneS


    Apr 9, 2007

    Try this... I = index finger, R = ring finger, M = middle finger, P = pinky

    All notes on G string with pinky, all notes on A string with index
  12. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008
    That is exactly what I meant to say with my post above. :)

    You explained it clearer.

    I guess it's also okay if you bar some frets. If it's comfortable and you can make it sound right.

    But if you wanna play like Cliff: practice finger per string.
    It's important to get the left hand right hand coordination right. Because that way you can play much faster and more agressivly.
  13. A string is always index finger.
    G string is always little finer.
    A string: First two bars use ring finger.
    Third bar use middle finger.

    This extract you shouldn't need to bar at all. Try to bar as little as possible when playing bass in general.
  14. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    I find counting backwards from 100 is very helpful.
  15. metalbass777


    Sep 3, 2006
    Barring is fine on a bass. It is called economy of motion. I try and bar all the time when I can. Keeps me from moving around a lot and wasting energy.
  16. someone explain to me what "Barring" is?
  17. metalbass777


    Sep 3, 2006
    Sure. It's when you press down with one finger two or more strings at the same fret. Your finger acts as a bar across the strings. It's great to play power chords with. Try playing Root, 5th and octave all at the same time. You have to strum it.