Re: ow to play READ READ READ READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Stinko Stanko on September 10, 2000 at 06:20:06:

In Reply to: Re: ow to play READ READ READ READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! posted by Steve DePra on September 09, 2000 at 14:46:50:

: : : : 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
: : There's a real comprehensive
: : picking lesson there to check out...

: :
: : Cheers,
: : 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.

Steve... Using a pick just gives another sound to a song, plain and simple. Maybe you've noticed that it gives a sharper and more cutting sound to the bassline. If I were to play in a heavy band, I'd definitely go for the pick. Not necessarily saying that you can't use fingerstyle in heavy metal, sometimes it's the best, but it's not really that wise putting all pick players, and not even the majority, in one "frustrated" and uneducated cathegory of guys who weren't allowed to play guitar. I know bass players who goes for the pick almost all the time, and ain't badlier at providing good bass lines beacuse of that. IMHO
Anyway, keep the beat.............. Stink

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