one finger pizzers

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by moped10, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. moped10


    Apr 9, 2003
    Wilmington, NC
    Hello all- Out of curiosity, does anyone out there pizz with just the index finger besides myself? I know alot of greats did, and from the recordings, it doesn't sound like it inhibited them- I on the other hand, have to work pretty hard to keep the pace up on super fast bop tempos- I've fleetingly tried incorporating my middle finger to help out, but it feels aukward- I play with low tension/high action, no amp most of the time...
  2. I saw Ray Brown live about 12-13 years ago, and he was just using the side of the index finger for walking at all tempos, he used two fingers for soloing though.
  3. Its great for a constant walking bass line and a lot of tump, especailly with high tension strings. I tend to use it for slower tempos but use two fingers for faster tempos and post-bob or groove bassed lines.
  4. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Add me in...for quarter note walking it's all one finger.