Posted by El Pájaro on May 16, 2000 at 11:10:30:
In Reply to: I have this question... posted by The Guy Who Knows Nothing on May 16, 2000 at 10:50:47:
: Hey poeples. I am going to get an electric bass but then I came across this idea...Um, are electric basses pick instruments or those kind where you press the string down? I'm so confused....sorry for my ignorance!
No apologies needed!!! Don't feel bad. Every one of us has had to ask what seemed to be dumb questions at some point.
As far as your questions goes, bass is an instrument that can be (and actually is) played either with the fingers or a pick. Some guys like one technique more than the others, but the wisest ones learn to do both. I encourage you to investigate further into this topic, wether it means checking out previous posts in this very forum, asking questions to players you know, watching (and hearing) what your favorite players do, and (most important) trying both techniques yourself.
Hope this helped,
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