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wich finger

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by only4him012, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. only4him012


    Nov 11, 2002
    when you walk or start to play your bass by fingering....which finger goes first and keeps the beat?
    let me know....
  2. Fishface


    Jul 26, 2002
    Denver, Colorado
    The first one to touch a string. :D

    I've never really found a purpose for forcing one to be first.
    And how does that relate to keeping the beat?
    What if your line starts before or after the downbeat?
  3. only4him012


    Nov 11, 2002
    my teacher has told me that it really don't matter which finger start and keep the beat as long as fingers are in the same beat constantly. but i realized he used index first and a person that learned from him uses index also for the first. but i wasn't. it's kind of bothering me cuz they all practiced so much and they play pretty well...but im begining to understand walking right....so anyone else?