Is it wrong?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Pmutch, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. Pmutch


    Jan 16, 2003
    I've been playin bass for awhile now and relize that I play differently from everyone else. I play using my thumb as a pick I guess you could say. Should I learn the normal way or continue my path?
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Heck, Victor Wooten made a career out of it, and "thumbing" (though mostly downstrokes only) is the way of the early days of the slab and gives you and instant vintage/oldie sound.

    Also good for reggae and the like, when muted.

    So you're good, but it won't hurt to learn to walk (2-finger alternate picking - the standard for most).
  3. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Sting does it, too, and also a pretty female bassist I know. :smug:

    Nothing wrong with that, but maybe you should learn other techniques as well... More tools in the tool box! :)
  4. Pmutch


    Jan 16, 2003
    great I'm bein compared to a female bassist (although she probably plays better then me) well I'll learn a new way and alternate every now and then. thanx
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