Posted by Datsgor on November 19, 2000 at 20:45:05:
In Reply to: right hand position (playing quick) posted by Sam on November 19, 2000 at 17:18:19:
: I'm relatively new to the instrument and I'm still struggling with my right
: hand position, especially when I try to play quickly.
: 1)First off, roughly where do you let your hand rest (closer to the bridge,
: closer to the fretboard, or right in between the pickups?)
: 2)When using two fingers to play a quick succession of notes, I find the middle
: finger has to curl slightly when plucking, because it's obviously longer than
: the first finger. Is this proper technique?
: 3)How do you gauge how hard to pluck each string? I notice the lower the string
: (i.e. the thicker it is), the less hard you have to pluck in order to get a
: full sound.
: Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
You will find that you place your hand in different places in order to achieve different sounds. Relax, there is no 1 "Right" place to play on the strings. Yes , that's O.K. that your fingers are curling up. Figuring out how hard to pluck the strings is something you will have to feel with your bass through time. The subtlties will come naturally...enjoy....peace.
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