Posted by Steve DePra on September 09, 2000 at 14:46:50:
In Reply to: Re: ow to play READ READ READ READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! posted by Pat Harrington on September 08, 2000 at 18:54:26:
: : : It's best to learn everything you can in the long run, but I would start with fingerstyle. Both will get better with practice.
: : : Which one you use depends entirely on the type of sound you want.
: : :Steve says, starting to play bass with a pick, is like starting to play piano with your nose. Never ask a guitar player anything about bass as long as you live.
: >>>> Hmmmm, well, just check out some of the fine pick work by
: Chris Squire, Greg Lake, Roger Glover, Sir Paul, and
: the legendary Carol Kaye....IMHO, learn to play BOTH
: ways, with a pick OR fingers, it gives you many more
: options, tone-wise...For a thorough explanation of
: pick techniques, check out Carol's website at
: www.carolkaye.com There's a real comprehensive
: picking lesson there to check out...
: Pat H ?????????? Steve says that the majority of pickers are just wimped out guitar players who switched to bass sooner or later, out of frustration or necessity. The players mentioned above are exceptions the the rule.
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