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Les Claypool

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by dreadyhead, Sep 4, 2001.


  1. dreadyhead

    dreadyhead

    Aug 21, 2001
    Australia
    Hi, I have started listening to a bit of Primus, but I have never seen Les Claypool play, and I was wondering what technique does he use to strum chords??

    Thanks
     
  2. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    It's a very loose down/up stroke. The fingers flail a bit a-la Flamenco sort of. Wears out your nails a bit.
     
  3. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    get the videoplasty live video... you´ll get more techniques than you asked :)

    also if you catch any live performance of Stanley Clarke will be useful... he uses the same technique
     
  4. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    Yeah what the other two fellows said.

    The fingernail downstroke thing is hard to explain but you sorta flick your fingers down so they rake the strings.

    As said the video Videoplasty is very good.