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Posted by Karel Kerstiens on March 31, 2000 at 19:26:53:
In Reply to: Becoming a regular poster...and here's a new one! posted by Don the CorkSkrew on March 26, 2000 at 23:14:12:
Don: It's called "Flamenco" and it's a style most-often associated with guitar (as opposed to bass). It's that stuff the mariaccis (sp?) play in Mexico (for instance), where all fingers, including the thumb of the plucking hand are used to pluck the strings... sometimes 2 or more at the same time. Listen to "Stairway to Heaven" and you'll hear a version of flamenco style plucking on the intro (the guitar part, I mean), or "Wheel In The Sky" by Journey even. As far as bassists go, I am unaware of any famous ones that incorporate this style for playing bass to any large degree, but I'm sure they're around. Maybe someone else in this forum can expand on my post for you? Hope that helped at least a little bit :-)
: Greetings again, everyone! Yes yes, I do realize I'm becoming obscene with all
: these posts and whatnot, but hey.. I may ask for a lot of help, but don't think
: I won't be helpING either! I'd be proud to be of this bass world. To learn and to teach...
: I'll try to help as much and as many as I can..but gimme a break please. Only 4 years
: into this shindig and I'm already fillin up with steam! Ok..today I pose a good
: question. I heard the man Les Claypool uses a certain technique known as "Flamingo Plucking".
: Maybe it's Flamenco? I dunno..that's why you great posters are out there. To answer these ridiculus
: questions! :D Anyways..what is it..and how to I go about doing it? Any certain
: techniques I should learn prior to this? I'm really striving to learn new techniques and give my song-making
: abilities a little spicing up. Any comments or replies are greatly appreciated! Take care! -Don
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