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Re: Victor Wooten

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Posted by DDazey ( on January 27, 2003 at 15:56:29:

In Reply to: Victor Wooten posted by Olmon Hairston on January 25, 2003 at 12:43:36:

: Can anyone thoroughly explain Victor's technique (triplets, chords, flamenco style, etc.)?

: Or, does anyone have a video clip of Vic live? If so, please send to


I'd recommend buying Vic's video... "Bass Day 98". He explains some of his stuff on there pretty well. I've seen Victor at a clinic also where he gave a similiar explanation.

Bassically... he uses an up/down technique with his thumb, where instead of "slapping" with his thumb on a string he goes "through" the string (letting the string below it catch his thumb, I believe). Then he is in the perfect position to come back up with his thumb and go "through" the string again. With that one up/down motion with his thumb, he can grab two notes. Plus if he throws in a pluck with his index and possibly middle finger... in one up/down motion he can get 4 notes. So his hand doesn't have to move very fast to sound really fast. He explains that he rehearses this so he can do these movements on any one string or a combination of strings.

Of course this is just the bassics of his right hand technique. The video goes into more detail.

Take care,

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