question about technique

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Hookha, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. Hookha


    Nov 6, 2005
    I'm want to practice on my Technique
    i play jazz,blues,rock-all the streams,reggae,and a little bit metal
    so i want a exercise to practice on speed...part of eight&part of sexteen...mmm and more things that efficiemt my speed and my technique at all.
    and good artist to play on they songs
    so i well be happy if toy help my

    thank you all!

    and one more thing:

    why pepole need more than 6 strings?
    why is good,it help in what?
    if you have a explanation to my question

    be my guest!!!
  2. For that matter, why do people even need more than four strings? Because four is too limiting for some people. Six is too limiting for others.
  3. Hookha


    Nov 6, 2005
    I mean
    what more than 6 strings give to the sound?
    for example
    what the difference between
    6 and 12 strings?
    what the diffrint in thr sound?
    what 12 strings give that 6 dont five..
    these is my question
    it hard for me to explain what I mean
    so try to understund...(-:
  4. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Well, higher tones i guess..
    6strings.. ?
    No idea...
  5. Six strings give you a larger range. You can go lower and/or higher than a four string, depending on your tuning.
  6. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    To anwser your ORIGINAL question:

    Scales, arpeggios, scales, Arpeggios, more scales, and more arpeggios.

    Simple as that.

    Mark Wilson
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    There is more to music than just speed.
    Practice. Nothing else can make your fingers go faster.
    Buy a metronome. Practice listening to the beat.
    Increase tempo gradually.

    12 strings = two times six with octaves, like 12 string guitar.
    You only need 4.
  8. JackM

    JackM Guest

    Nov 15, 2005
    Lets see if you can understand this...

    6 string less 4 string very good.
    Notes will be more and better different.
    12 string many too more than 6.
    Answer to question yours this is.

    I have another question. If you get banned from talkbass can you still view the forums?
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Let's see if you can understand this...

    Adapting English response to well intentioned but obviously non native english speaker good.
    Giving condescending nonsensical Yoda style answer in atempt to look smart not so good.
    Difference is subtle. Should not be attempted by people who can't tell one from the other. Very dangerous.

    About final question: Only one way to find out and it's not worth your while to do so.
  10. Rich600


    Nov 22, 2004
    As the guys have said, practice practice practice, it's the only way, learn a scale, play it slowly, then gradually build up speed until you can play lightning fast :)

    And why did that guy jump down his throat? because he doesn't know too much english? that's dumb, he probably sucks at the other guys native lingo.
  11. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Uncool Jack. One more like that and you'll find out the answer to your question. Rule #1 folks - respect.
  12. tim99

    tim99 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    Get a metronome.

    I have a Korg MA-30.

    Memorize something. An exercise. A Scale. An Arpeggio.

    Set the speed of the metronome slow enough that you can play the memorized thing perfectly.

    Most people will not like the next step.

    Slow the metronome down, continue to play the thing perfectly, while pressing down on the strings frimly.

    Ok. Now slowly speed up the metronome as you play faster and faster with a light touch, not pressing down on the strings any more than you need to to get a good tone.

    When you get to the point where the metronome is faster than you can play, slow it down and start over.

    Practice your left hand and your right hand together and separately. Most people do not practice their plucking or picking separately from their fretting, but that helps my speed more than anything.

    Have fun. It is going to take some time.