Re: Finger style vs. Pick style

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Posted by Alfonso on December 10, 2000 at 12:47:43:

In Reply to: Finger style vs. Pick style posted by PanteraFan on December 10, 2000 at 11:03:38:

: I know hundreds of new players have asked the same question over and over again, but which is the best way to play, Finger or Pick?
: Thing is, I've got pick nailed down perfect, and I can play pretty complicated basslines doing it(I just cracked 'All Around The World' by The Red Hot Chilli Peppers), but I cannot get the hang of finger style. I seem to pull the string instead of pluck them when using my fingers. I can play with my thumb, but that's bassically the same as a pick.
: I get confused when I see Jason Newsted use a pick on all songs, but then Timmy C. from RATM only uses finger style. Help!

Hi again; my bassfriends!
I'll be clear; you said that you can play All around the world with a pick. OK; try to play Give it away with a pick!!. I mean; the tone, the punch ...the WHOLE sound of a note changes if you finger it instead of picking it.
My advice is to practice as hard as you can with your fingers. You could preffer pick but it's good to have learned both styles.
Another thing; finger style is very good because it permits you to slap or tap without any kind of handicaps.Try to slap holding a pick...Really annoying, isn't it?
OK;I think that's all that I can say.

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