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BEGINNERS COURSE – Part 12 – Dampening Techniques
#BASSNATION in this week’s lesson I’ll be showing you more dampening techniques to keep only the notes you want to come out….clean, clear, and precise! There are many ways to keep the strings you aren’t playing notes on “calm” and certain scenarios call for specific techniques. Grab your bass and dig in with me on this! This technique will surely help you clean up your playing!
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13 thoughts on “BEGINNERS COURSE – Part 12 – Dampening Techniques”
What is you are having trouble spanning the frets due to smaller hands or shorter fingers.
You don’t have to stretch and stay stationary to reach the frets, you can always shift your hand to the place or fret you need to be. What’s your reach right now? From what fret to what fret?
Im a solid intermediate player, but decided i would watch the entry stuff for nuggets of knowledge, at the behest of DB, our favorite teach! Im mostly self taught, as u went some of the techniques….. i realized i do some of this stuff and never knew what it was called or didn’t even know i was already doing it. Then when u spoke about a student in 1 on 1 lesson doing the same for you in this vid🙄….. i got a big cheesy smile on my face. Im just scratching the surface and already so happpy…… ty DB, glad i finally had the chance to do this. Been a fan for a while.
That’s so awesome man! So glad it’s been eye opening for you. So excited for you
Oh my gosh, thank you for this. It was driving me mad practicing scales and not being able to mute them somehow. Whenever I pluck a string it sometimes get a metallic sounds like it’s just scratching my nail. Any tips for stopping that “metallic pluck” I guess you’d call it?
Wow, I feel so special :). And yeah, name was spot on. Anyway, this was immediately helpful. Combination of both 1 and 2. I don’t have naturally long nails, but trimming them a bit shorter and adjusting the treble when it was plugged in fixed it. Thank you!
Oh, almost forgot. Happy Birthday!
Thank you! I have this problem too.
Oh, forget. Specifically for me- 1) it was part my nails, so now I keep them shorter than I used to. 2) I have a 5 string with Bass, Mids, and Treble. It was actually my midtones that were outta wack the most
What do you think about the floating thumb technique?
Good question, awesome technique to implement. For some it’s a preference and not mandatory. For me it’s a little difficult to execute and my preference is not to use. But it’s different for everyone. We’ve had someone who uses this technique faithfully to come on and talk about it a little. Check it out https://daricbennett.com/lessons/#alan-snoop-evans-floating-thumb-technique