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Old 10-14-2006, 04:05 AM   #1
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Fast Bass Picking

Guys i need some tips on how to pick very fast on a bass. bassically i just want to be able to to tripelits in 4/4 time. any suggestions
(with a pick)
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Old 10-14-2006, 04:10 AM   #2
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with a pick, or fingers?
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Old 10-14-2006, 04:23 AM   #3
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ok, it hugely depends on the tempo but just keep practicing. I play guitar but i can play pretty fast considering i've only been playing for 2 years. My only tips, practice a lot and use a new pick, old mangled ones tend to stick/drag on the strings with me.
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Old 10-14-2006, 04:33 AM   #4
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Thicker the pick the better.
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:26 AM   #5
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practice. tripplets are fairly easy, with a pick you shouldn't have any problem
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:33 AM   #6
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use this warm up
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15-0-0-0-14-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-11-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-11-0-0-0-8-0-0-0-7-0-0-0-5-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-2-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-0


if you do it over and over it builds speed really quikly
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Old 10-21-2006, 06:18 PM   #7
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you just have to practice. I've only been playing for 3 months and luckily i picked it up quick as friends tell me. It all comes in good time. I learnt by playing the verse to pull harder on the strings of your martyr. Which is pretty quick. And avoid thin piks. I'd say no thinner than 1mm.
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Old 10-27-2006, 03:16 AM   #8
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Hold the pick between your thumb and first finger. Do the following in rapid succession:

pick down
pick up
flick middle finger out

Have a rolling motion to your wrist so that the end of the middle finger traces out a circle. This, in flamenco, is known as a rasqueado, and you can use this to strum triplets very rapidly.
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