While I’m on the road, here is a guest post by fellow bassist Steve Uccello. Steve is an Upright Bassist/Multi-Instrumentalist/Composer/Singer-Song-Writer and you can here his latest work Uccello Project, Symmetria on Last.FM. Add you thoughts to Steve’s post in the comments section… Over to Steve… All right bass people! I’ve got a question for you: When you […]
Posts tagged technique
Not heard of the three finger technique before? Steve Lawson pointed me to this lovely Qik interview he did with Alex Webster , bassist with death metal band Cannibal Corpse.
Hopefully this post won’t be too controversial! I wanted to share some thoughts on right hand technique, or should I say frethand technique – I don’t want to be handist about it, I am a lefty even if I don’t play as one! I was educated into the one-finger-one-fret technique when I started playing guitar. […]
I tend not to think about basses and plectrums, but I’ve been forced to in the last twenty four hours. The Bass Starter Kit arrived with 3 plectrums, then last night I headed out with a group of friends to see The Hampsters. Not my normal musical fair I have to say, but they do have their […]
www.mutantbass.com has produced this rather fantastic introduction to frethand leading… Mind bending and a brilliantly produced video too…
This post was kicked off by Simon Little‘s comments on “Bass Guitar Scale Length – Stretching Too Far?” (do check out his blog). Talking about extended scale lengths, then comparing and contrasting upright and electric bass technique, got me thinking about the subject of injuries, stretches, strains and pains.