#1
So I've been working on techniques (for finger playing) the "elitests" would say are the best for death metal. Now these techniques aren't exactly easy to do and often cause me to just give up. So what do you guys think on all the elitest techniques out there? Do you think they are the best and will overall help you be the best? Or do you think that everyone's technique is personal and can always be used, even for death metal?
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#2
Elitist techniques are just techniques and the more techniques you're fluent with the more versatile you are as a bass player
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#3
if you are having problems playing something,

1. metronome. google one.
2. play at a slow tempo. 90bpm is ideal.
3. slowly go up in jumps of 5-10bpm till you are till you can play it however fast you want to.

as for style, these techniques lend themselves to different genres better than others. you can break that if you want to (for example, les claypool)
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#4
iv never heard of eletist techniques.
are they like an actual set of specific techniques or just ones people consider hard?
death metal is tricky with fingers, hard to play that fast, i suggest get good with three fingers lol

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#5
There are no 'elitist techniques', just different ways of getting the job done. Use whatever you want, pick, fingers, tapping, don't let other people influence your own judgement. It's all personal preference.
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#6
Can you maybe explain what the technique is, or are? That would help...
#7
Like, for death metal you can't have your thumb follow, or if using a pick you can't have your hand rest on anything cause it'll slow you down, stuff like that.
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#8
Seriously, as long as your posture and technique is comfortable, and you can play whats needed, nothing else matters.
#9
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Like, for death metal you can't have your thumb follow, or if using a pick you can't have your hand rest on anything cause it'll slow you down, stuff like that.

Don't listen to these rules. Most of it is bullshit anyway.

I use fingers for anything. Hell, i'd slap death metal if I wanted to. Don't limit yourself based on what other people do or say.
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#10
Yeah you guys are right. I just feel that I won't be as good if I can't do all those.
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#12
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There are no 'elitist techniques', just different ways of getting the job done. Use whatever you want, pick, fingers, tapping, don't let other people influence your own judgement. It's all personal preference.


this made me lol...

anywho, there's no such thing as elitist techniques.

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#13
You'll be fine mate.

Those "elitist" techniques are put into place because the true masters of certain genres use them and thus if you play in that genre you too must also use those techniques. At least that's what the uneducated would tell you.

Yes someone may use those techniques but it doesn't mean you have to. Those guys have just been around for a long time and after years of practice it was just kind of the technique that they settled into. If you don't follow suite good for you. Be an individual, and after some legitimate practice in your techniques, if you still feel they won't be up to snuff, try something else. But where we Quintin Berry of the Ugli Stick be (here) if he listened when people were telling him he was doing it wrong. You just gotta find what works for you