Re: Is it better to play with ur fingers or a guitar pick?

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Posted by elSee on April 23, 2000 at 15:28:45:

In Reply to: Re: Is it better to play with ur fingers or a guitar pick? posted by Pat Harrington on April 20, 2000 at 00:57:28:

: : You should go out of your way to learn every technique and "trick" in the book!
Picking, Thumb Sweeping, Dampening, Hammer-downs, Tapping, Harmonics, False-Harmonics,
Palm Muting, One or Two Finger Striking, Slapping and Pop, Strumming and Roto-Locking...
4,5,6 or 7 string absorb as much as you can!
Bass players are the only musicians who can control timing, chordal direction and foundation
with their grooves!

Listen to: Jaco, Billy Sheehan, Paul Jackson (Herbie Hancock), George Porter (the Meters),
Rocco Prestia (Tower of Power), James Jamerson (Motown), Duck Dunn (Stax),
Flea, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Robbie Shakespeare (Reggae Monster),
Larry Graham (Sly Stone), Jones (Ohio Players), Cachao (Cuba's Greatest),
Bkithi Kumahlo (Paul Simon), Nathaniel Phillips (Pleasure and Ronnie Laws),
"Ready" Freddie Washington (Patrice Rushen), Chuck Rainey (Theme to Sanford and Son, Steely Dan),
Anthony Jackson (the Contrabass inventor), Monk Montgomery (the First recorded electric bassist and MY mentor),
Chris Squire (Yes), Noel Redding (Hendrix), Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Tommy Cogbill (Aretha Franklin and Atlantic sessions),
Jerry Jemmott (BB King), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets) and of course Geddy Lee
these cats outta keep your ears and hands busy for a while!

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