#1
I've been playing for almost 2 years now, and I seem to of hit a rut as it were, I do plan on getting a teacher at some point, but for the moment it isn't very practical. What kind of things can I do/play that will aid in my finger style technique?
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#2
I found that Shake a Tail Feather from the Blues Brothers really helped me improve my finger technique. It's lots of string crossing at a moderate speed and also it's good fun!
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#3
play songs that are outside your "comfort zone", ie try different genres, jazz, blues, metal, whatever you dont have an opinion on yet.
#4
switch it up if your in a rut man, different styles, diff techniques, magazines, videos theres no reason why you shouldnt be progressing my friend
#5
Practise.
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Learn the entire Colors cd by BTBAM

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Learn Fortress by Protest The Hero as well, they're both mad technical. Really good blend of skills required for them
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Learn Fortress by Protest The Hero as well, they're both mad technical. Really good blend of skills required for them

If you can manage to tap, Fortress is a lot easier
that case, do Fortress then Colors
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If you can manage to tap, Fortress is a lot easier
that case, do Fortress then Colors


Yeah i mean atleast Arif writes actually possible bass lines that i can actaully learn off Fortress... Any time I look at a tab for something off of colours i usually have the urge to want to throw my bass out the window its so hard...
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play songs that are outside your "comfort zone", ie try different genres, jazz, blues, metal, whatever you dont have an opinion on yet.


This. If you listen to metal, play jazz, if you listen to funk and jazz, learn some prog.

Eventually you'll have everything covered.
#11
Bit off topic, but can anyone recommend me some jazzy stuff to learn,as a genre Ive never lsitened to, but my aunt does, and some of the bassliens are mega groovy cool

any help would be awesome, like the TS,lookin to improve finger style and play another genre
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#12
Learn some Cynic and Atheist. Atheist has some good material for practicing your technigue on, and so does Cynic. Try learning Unquestionable Presence by Atheist.
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Bit off topic, but can anyone recommend me some jazzy stuff to learn,as a genre Ive never lsitened to, but my aunt does, and some of the bassliens are mega groovy cool

any help would be awesome, like the TS,lookin to improve finger style and play another genre


I'm not sure if it's classified as jazz but "Sir Duke" by Stevie wonder has an incredible bass line. The horn solo really helps improve left and right hand dexterity.