#1
ok i used a pick for bass since i started ( i used fingers too ) but ever since i switched from pick to fingers ive gotten a hell of alot better, making better riffs, grooves, melody's solos, basslines in general, anyone else have something similar?
#2
yea u can play faster with ur fingers then u can with a pick so u can play more songs
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#3
Yeah, that happens. It's partially because you can get a much wider tonal range out of your bass playing with your fingers.
#4
you'll notice that fingers have a softer sound and are less harsh, so it makes you think of completely different things to play
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#5
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you'll notice that fingers have a softer sound and are less harsh, so it makes you think of completely different things to play



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#6
that is actually true...like i remember when i first picked up a bass...i used a pick and i always slowed down rest of the members. i started practicing with my fingers and it helped me in a whole lot of ways.
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#7
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you'll notice that fingers have a softer sound and are less harsh, so it makes you think of completely different things to play

i think so too, the tone is much more mellow, and in the low bass range, this tends to sound nicer than a brighter, more percussive picked sound. using a pick, it sounds more like the low notes on a piano, which are awfully harsh sounding unless played very lightly. fingerstyle bass smooths that out.