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triplet picking

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by bassplayingdan, Mar 1, 2003.


  1. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    you gotta elaborate more. do you mean with your fingers or with a pick...with your thumb:confused:
     
  2. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Strict alternation is one way-

    l1&a2&a3&a4&al etc
    l121212121212l etc
    l212121212121l etc
    Bold = the downbeats(1-2-3-4)

    If I were playing octave triplets(like in my Disco daze), I may use-
    l121-121-121-121l
    In this case, The BOLD = the lower pitched string(& the downbeats).
     
  3. with your fingers.. i would elaborate more if i know anything about it. i heard it meantioned in a thread not too long ago.
     
  4. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA


    Well, it's not so much about the picking, you just need to know what a triplet is. JimK described it well. The only example I can think of offhand with standout bass triplets is "Toys go winding down" by Primus.
     
  5. yoshi

    yoshi

    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    One way to play them is using 3 fingers, like steve harriss form Iron Maiden does.

    Just start with your ring finger, then midlle then index. Check out this lesson by steve digiorgio from death

    http://dsrmusic.com/metaltab/text/guitarLessons/theLessons/sdigiorgioL1.html

    Just an extract to give you an idea of its content:
    "Ex. 2 is an example of the "gallop"" using three fingers. Traditionally this is fingered 3-2-1 3-2-1.[​IMG] "

    then the follow up lesson: http://dsrmusic.com/metaltab/text/guitarLessons/theLessons/sdigiorgioL2.html

    Erk, college bus is here, gotta go sorry!
     
  6. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    i do it a couple ways...the 3-2-1 as cited in the example...a more percussive triplet: thumb down, thumb up, finger pop...and a neat thing that bassmonkeee does that i've been working on. i really don't know how to explain that...it's playing triplets with your first two fingers...2-1-1...sounds odd, but it works