#1
Hey guys,

Well I picked up guitar back 4 years ago, and moved onto bass. Now I'm in a alt rock/indie band and playing lead guitar for a change. I can play all my scales right, I just cant seem to pluck as fast or get as much control over my guitar as i can a bass. I had the same stupid problem when I played guitar. Has anyone got some advice for me?
#2
Practice more
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#3
It's just practice really.It'll take time to get used to the reduced string tension,action,string size,and string spacing of a guitar after switching over from bass.Now,are you using a pick or are you using your fingers on the guitar?

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#4
Quote by Pr0gNut
It's just practice really.It'll take time to get used to the reduced string tension,action,string size,and string spacing of a guitar after switching over from bass.Now,are you using a pick or are you using your fingers on the guitar?


Pick, playing stuff by the strokes, my picking seems to be the bit im not comfortable wif
#5
Quote by Raptor94
Pick, playing stuff by the strokes, my picking seems to be the bit im not comfortable wif



Ahhh,well that's all practice and finding good hand positioning on the guitar.You can try experimenting with different picks as well.I find that I can pick much better with Jazz III's than I can with normal shaped picks.

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#7
Quote by XxGibsonSGxX
Mmm yes, the Jazz III's are fantastic picks.

All I can say is practice - why the change of instrument, if I may ask?


The genre of my new band has rather boring basslines, and I can play lead quite well, ive got everything down but i cant seem to get confortable with picking, im thinkin it may be because of how i hold the pick
#8
It could very well be how your holding, but that doesn't remove the practise aspect. They're 2 different insturments and u need to get use to the differences
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