#1
I'm trying to get my 3 finger playing down(as in using 3 instead of 2 for my plucking) and i was wondering if anyone had any tips or excersizes that would help.
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#2
practice scales and stuff with a metronomeand gradually speed it up? thats all i can think of.
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#4
triplets... that's what 3 fingers are generally used for anyways
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#5
you should also definitely learning some iron maiden songs. steve harris is known for his three finger playing gallop style
#6
yea i can play the trooper and aces high and they both sound good but i just feel like i'm not really getting it yet, i guess i might just not be comfortable with it yet as ive played 2 fingers for the whole time of been playing
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#8
Quote by MaidenRules666
yea i can play the trooper and aces high and they both sound good but i just feel like i'm not really getting it yet, i guess i might just not be comfortable with it yet as ive played 2 fingers for the whole time of been playing



Steve Harris plays with 2 fingers. He said so in the november issue of BassPlayer.

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Oops! Wrong quote.
#10
Quote by 6stringbasshred
But ive seen live videos where he is using three?

You're going to have to show me one. Maybe his ring finger sort of moves with his middle, but he doesn't actually use it. I know my pinky moves with my ring finger now that I use 3 fingers.
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#11
I if you show me a video where he uses 3 fingers I will track you down and give you $5.
#12
He frequently writes bass lines with a 'gallop', a pattern consisting of three rapid notes – one eighth and two sixteenths – which he plays with two fingers.


I'm assuming his ring finger moves with his middle finger and it looks like he's using it.
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I'm assuming his ring finger moves with his middle finger and it looks like he's using it.


I cant be bothered looking tbh.
It was at a mates house on dvd. It might just be that his ring finger moves with his middle so i will proudly stand corected...


I if you show me a video where he uses 3 fingers I will track you down and give you $5.


I live in the uk so what am i gona do with $5
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I live in the uk so what am i gona do with $5


I think we can all agree that Harris is the man though.
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Agreed.
I love the way maiden have 3 guitarists and they all have strats too!

It is pretty cool, and Steve uses P Basses, so just about everything matches. It must be hard having three seperate melody lines and a bass line, and then coordinating it all in a live situation. They have some real talent.
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#18
yea steve uses 2 fingers but those gallops are a good excersize, thx tom for mentioning triads those help a lot cus they are making my ring finger be independent
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