what style do you use to play?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by rhcp17, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. rhcp17


    Oct 1, 2001
    pennsylvania usa
    I began playing bass a year ago, istarted with a pick becuase i played more punk stuff. then i began using my finger. then i learned to slap, then i had to reteach myself to slap with my thumb down istead of up. now im wondering if i should practice more with two fingers as apposed to ne. i can play pretty fast with one but, i think two would be better what should i do? thanks.
  2. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    I'd learn to play with 2+. It will help out MUCHO later on.
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    You need to learn at least 2 fingers for smooth alternating 16ths.

    Of course, Geddy Lee gets by fine with just one finger most of the time, and so did James Jamerson.

    Off to Technique.;)
  4. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    I mainly use two finger style. I am very familiar with the pick, use it for about 20% of our songs.
    I be need'n to learn to pluck with three fingers though....... Maybey sometime in the future...
  5. Dont limit yourself to one style, try several, but start with acuracy first then speed. Depending on the stlye of music you enjoy playing, develop a style thats right for you.