Playing Through Injury/The 2 Fingered Bassist(WARNING MODERATELY GROSS PICS)

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by lowphatbass, Aug 26, 2018.


  1. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    So I had a little kitchen accident with my index finger on my left hand. It’s a busy weekend here and everybody is working so finding subs isn’t an option.
    What makes it more challenging is the fact that I don’t really use my third finger that much. It’s technique carried over from primarily playing UB way back when.
    My middle finger took a beating, luckily I was able to play flats on 2 of the 4 gigs. I was not at my best and there were some “workarounds” to say the least.

    I’ve always considered altering my technique to incorporate my ring finger, this experience has pretty much cemented the idea.
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  2. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Ouch.

    Another option to consider is to learn how to play with a pick. I think there are a lot of good reasons to be able to play both fingerstyle and pickstyle, but one is that if an injury makes it difficult to play one way you might be able to do the other.
     
  3. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    I hear you, that’s true! Unfortunately it was my fretting hand that got injured so a pick wouldn’t have helped much.
     
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  4. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
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