#1
ok so im learning scarified and its really damn fast. i noticed in most of the youtube videos people are using picks. im not that good with a pick and am better with my fingers, but is it even possible to play it with your fingers. can any of you?
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#2
hell, that Racer X song? That's impossible to play with fingers!
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#4
any song can be done with either.

just practice it and practice it.
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#5
I find it more difficult with a pick, switching from picking to tapping to picking.
#7
The guy from Racer X Juan Adeltere or something doesn't use a pick....
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#8
You can only use 1 pick ... but you have 4 fingers and I salute anyone with the ability to use all 4.
#11
I call him john, from what he went by in the racer x days, altohugh Iknow for th emars volta it's juan

He only uses two fingers, and I've attempted it, but not quite done it. It just takes practice. If I kept up trying for a couple more months I'd have it, but I'm more or less slowly improving all my skills.

I've tried playing fast songs with a pick, just to realize I'm faster and more accurate with my fingers anyways. It would take more practice to do it with a pick than the two finger I already have.

Plus, I think the tone fits better, especially if you're using a jazz bass.
#12
The guy who played bass on the Spaceship 1 DVD or something uses a pick n' Ric, which is a much better version IMO
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#13
I find it much easier using a two finger technique, but I can also play it with a pick.
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#15
Good song. Seems to be a lot easier with fingers, especially during the tapping parts. Picks just seem to get in the way, especially on the string skipping.
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2 fingers completely pwn 1 pick. That's awesome.
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#22
In the vid with the ric and pick in it, the bassist can't even solo.

Alderete does a damn sweeping pattern, pretty much.
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#23
Im actually in the process of learning this song with my band and Im attemping to play w/o a pick. I can play in almost up to speed, the song is around 140 bpm and I can play around 130ish. What really helped me with the song is just take it riff by riff, slowing it down and playing to a metronome. Also if you have guitar pro, slowing the tempo down and playing to it helps a lot.
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#24
fingers can go MUCH faster than a pick, that song is definately not impossible, the fretting hand technique is alot more demanding than the plucking hand technique.