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on your right hand(left hand for leftys)

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by erotomaniac, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. thumb

    0 vote(s)
  2. 3 middle fingers

    9 vote(s)
  3. entire hand

    18 vote(s)
  1. do you play using your thumb, fingers, or whole hand?
  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    thumb and first three fingers.
  3. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    same as JT.

    thumb and three
  4. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Pinky only.
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Thumb and first two fingers - the option I want is never included in these stupid polls. Come to think of it - what is a poll doing in General Instruction at all - how can you learn from a poll!! ??:rolleyes:

    Surely this is just technique anyway?
  6. Chris A

    Chris A Chemo sucks! In Memoriam

    Feb 25, 2000
    Manchester NH
    yeah, yeah, technique, that's the ticket.......

    Chris A.:rolleyes:
  7. mans0n


    Jun 15, 2002
    my little sister who is learning classical guitar taught me how to use 5 fingers, so now! thats the only way i play, 90% of the time...... any other way is the thumb and the first 2 fingers for more simpler things.... god bless little sisters! who woulda known they could help you at playing bass? =)
  8. Zirc

    Zirc Supporting Member

    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Thumb and Two Fingers....

    Or better known as a pick! Muwahahaha.

    Well 90% of the time, just first two fingers whenever I play jazz or rock or whatnot that isn't punk.
  9. Entire hand.
  10. ...2 fingers...

  11. bplayerofdoom


    Aug 6, 2002
    thumb and two fingers. Ive never heard of the three finger teqnique.
  12. boomerang

    boomerang Guest

    Dec 9, 2001
    pends where on the board we're talkin about. Naturally, I use four fingers (no thumb) past the 5th fret. Thumb and 3 fingers in the first 5 frets. Sometimes in first position I'll use pinky and ringy together for one fret. Survival is adaptation my friend.
  13. Whatever float's my boat.
  14. Lowb32

    Lowb32 Guest

    Aug 20, 2002
    Melbourne, Fl.
    Whatever is right for the part. I use thumb and first two fingers (third for muting) and I do a lot of finger picking on chords. You have to experiment with everything. Who knows you might stumble on something no one else does.........depends on how many beers you've had........lol.
    Seriously, work with what is comfortable and you will develop what we like to call "your own style". There are basic fundamentals that you should always work on but when it comes time to try new stuff, the sky is the limit.

  15. hayngman


    Aug 20, 2002
    Wise County, TX
    I'm also a thumb & three.
  16. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I usually use thumb and next 3 fingers, but I've been known to use all 5. I think it's a position TBer Xush called "the claw". Always thought that was kinda funny.
  17. Mathias_TfG


    Apr 28, 2002
    New York
    Four fingers and occasionally the thumb
  18. er.... just two fingers.........very occasionally three for that big finish......... my thumb stays anchored..... i'd like to use it........ but it's just stuck there. Don't most people use two?? Maybe you're just all too clever!
  19. Sprinkler

    Sprinkler [account disabled]

    Jul 31, 2002
    my middle finger and my indexfinger.

    more =! better

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