Posted by Pat Harrington on September 10, 2000 at 15:48:26:
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
: : www.carolkaye.com 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.
>>>>>>>> Well, Steve, that's what I call an *opinion*, not a fact....
I suppose everyone's entitled to an opinion from time to time,
but those of us who have been around a while recognize opinions
for what they are...just opinions....When I post here to the
list, I try to base my statements upon facts gained from many,
many years playing my instrument, not what I *feel* about
others or their musical tastes or techniques...
As far as picks or fingers...Well, the jury's still out on
that one, my advice is still the same...Learn how to do
BOTH...I use my fingers to gain speed, articulation, accuracy
and a wider range of dynamics...I use a pick for power, stamina,
cut, more volume, and endurance...My decision as to which
method to use depends on the individual musical situation...
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