Posted by fusionman on December 13, 2000 at 01:57:45:
In Reply to: Re: Finger style vs. Pick style posted by Nickey on December 13, 2000 at 01:51:36:
I'm afraid Nickey is right. The greatest players use fingerstyle:
Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Victor Wooten, John Patitucci, Marcus Miller, Oteil Burbridge, even Flea that everybody likes.
: : 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!
: Fingerstyle, fingerstyle, fingerstyle.
: And let's all say it together
: Any kind of music that needs a pick sound is so easy to play you don't need to practise it. If you want to play the bass -> fingerstyle
: If you just want to hang out with band guys then you can play with a pick.
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