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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on February 14, 2001 at 19:57:13:
In Reply to: Re: Bass tone problems posted by Allastair Lindsay on February 14, 2001 at 10:36:13:
: Thanks for replying! I shall try your advice and see how I get on (same goes to JP!). The only thing is that I find it very hard to use my fingers. I have played 6-string guitar for years, so playing bass with a pick is almost second nature. Because of this, I have been reluctant to go from 'okay' to 'beginner'! I fear I won't have time to practice a new style (may be part of a new band shortly). What do you think I should do? Learn to use my fingers now? Or wait till I've got more time? Would you recommend a music teacher even?
One thing that I'm going to throw in here that Mickster didn't mention, and that's the idea of learning some fingerpicking on *guitar* before you try to do it on bass. Since you already know how to play guitar, learning the fingerstyle stuff shouldn't be all that hard.
After that, picking up fingerstyle on bass will probably be a *lot* easier!
Hope that helps!
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