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String skipping

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by LarryO, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. LarryO


    Apr 4, 2004
    I've noticed a couple of threads regarding string skipping technique and I started thinking.....a lot of times I use my thumb and index finger rather than my normal index and middle finger. I don't slap with my thumb, I strum with it and pluck with the index finger. I found that this is helpful especialy if I want to palm mute while plucking. Is what I am doing just rediculous??? I am far from being a technicaly sound player, but I am not new to bass either. I just want to know if anyone else does this or am I the only idiot???? :meh:
  2. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I do it too.

    After 29 years on the bass, I have come to the conclusion
    that there are many techniques, the best ones are
    the ones that work for you.

    Certain kinds of runs are particulary well suited for this
    type of finger work, I learned it originally on the nylon
    classical guitar, and have transposed it to the bass.

    Works for me!