Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

So, how do you move/have you hand while playing fingerstyle?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Suckbird, Jun 26, 2005.


  1. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Sweden
    I've seen alot of bassist that almost pick with their whole hands, is this good? Or well i cant explain it better, it was rock bassist by the way...
    Anyway, when i play my hand just lies in the position it needs to be in and then my fingers does the work, it doesn't look as cool but i think you cant play very fast with the other technique, but it does look like they play way fast, weird..

    is it just economy of motion?
    How do you play?
     
  2. I do that sometimes.. move my whole hand as I hit the strings. I do it for economy of motion, so I don't get tired as quickly doing long, fast parts.
     
  3. adisu

    adisu I admit it, I'm a "user"

    Apr 8, 2005
    Israel
    my hand is placed most of the time at one position ....thumb on the string above and my fingers do the work i change the position only when i need to use 3 or 4 fingers for fast chord disassemble.