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Re: "choppy" two finger technique

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Posted by Dave Rawlings ( on August 22, 2002 at 18:16:50:

In Reply to: "choppy" two finger technique posted by A on August 22, 2002 at 15:51:22:

: I've always played with the two finger technique. Thumb bass just aint my thing, I like funky bass, but I can't slap and pop etc.

: However, i'm getting a little worried about the sound i'm making with my fingers. When I play (alternating between the first and second fingers of my right hand) the sound is uneven. If I play quickly with just one finger then all the notes sound the same, but if I use two fingers then the sound becomes kind of choppy.

: I'd just like to know if anyone else has had this problem and if there is any way to solve this.

: Any help would be greatly appreciated.
: Adam

: p.s. Bass definatly helps you to relax.
: About a month ago I had to do my G.C.S.E.s (huge tests at the end of school) and to help me revise in the few weeks before the tests I would play bass to help me relax and get in the right frame of mind to start revising. I got my results earlier today (they're brilliant, gloat, gloat, gloat, etc.) and i'm sure that playing the bass helped me to relax and had a real positive effect on my exam results.
: Bass beats chemical substances hands down when it comes to relaxing (satisfaction not guarranteed!)

Choppy two (or three) finger technique is a matter of lack of rhythm training. I had the same problem until I concentrated on doing EVERYTHING with a metronome. I didn't matter if it was scales or just going over differnet rhythms with one note. It just takes practice to get the timing right. Well worth the effort.

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