Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Fingerstyle or pickstyle?, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- Let's talk about right hand technique first.…So you can play either with a pick or with your fingers.…All right, I have a few different types of picks here.…And it's amazing the differences in tone you can get…from a 25 cent pick.…Check it out.…Here's a thin pick.…(bass notes sound)…And here's a thicker pick.…(bass notes sound)…So where you play on the body…of the guitar is important too.…
(bass notes sound)…There are a lot of differences, you know?…And so if you're playing all of these exercises…you can certainly practice alternate picking…going down and up.…(bass notes sound)…For most styles of bass playing, though,…you want to use your fingers.…You definitely get a different type of tone…that's a little bit more round…if you play with your fingers.…And we're just going to use our index and middle fingers.…So throughout this video if I'm referring to that…as I and M, this is I for your index,…and this is M for your middle.…
(bass notes sound)…So one of the techniques you can use…is placing your thumb either on the pickup…
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- Buying a bass
- Tuning your bass
- Holding your bass
- Left-hand technique
- Getting acquainted with music and tablature
- Notes on the first three strings
- The natural minor scale
- Sharps and naturals
- Key signatures and the major scale
- Ties and quarter notes
- Rock bass and heavy metal licks with syncopation
- Playing chords
- Playing licks from the 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Notes on the First Three Strings
3. More Notes, Scales, and Accidentals
4. Introducing Keys and Eighth Notes
5. New Rhythms, Techniques, and Keys
6. Playing Up the Neck and a New Key
7. New Rhythms and Keys
8. Chords and More
9. Licks from Different Eras
Conclusion and credits2m 3s
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