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BEGINNERS COURSE – Part 3 – Plucking hand position and technique
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18 thoughts on “BEGINNERS COURSE – Part 3 – Plucking hand position and technique”
Already this course is fire! Thanks for lining these up. That play through the string “all the way to the thumb” explanation is on point, helped me understand what I need to do to get good solid plucks. Don’t know what I was doing before but I can hear the difference. Still cant get the other strings to stop ringing though. Coordination Practice
Awesome!!! Glad it helps! As stated in the lessons, more will be added to this course if need be and that is one of them. That “string ring” can be annoying but there is a solution for that. It requires the other 2 fingers that aren’t being used on the plucking and also a little bit of fretting hand technique. We we’ll talk about that more very soon! Thanks again😎
Here in 2020 to say thanks for all that you do! Finally got my bass and so excited to learn from you! This lesson has already helped a lot.
Daric, I am following this video. When I pluck with my middle finger on either string (E, A, D, G) up and down, I receive a ringing sound. Am I plucking too hard with my middle or should I re-tune the bass? I think I am in tune. I tuned the bass with a phone app! When I pluck each string with the index finger the notes sound good. Any suggestions?
I think I got it! I wasn’t applying enough pressure w/ my thumb on the backside of the neck. Thanks, Daric! Big difference!
That’s so great sometimes all you have to do is something very small to adjust and to make a big difference. Excited for your progress!
I’m not going to lie I’m lost I might be over thinking it but I’m lost
Hey Daric, Will it be problematic if I move my thumb behind each string that I’m plucking.
For example: instead of having it rest on the pick up after the E string. I shift behind each string with my thumb.
I don’t think that will be a problem. The only way to find out is to try. Whatever feels most comfortable to you. What I want for you guys understand is that the benefit of moving your thumb is crucial while shifting strings 👌🏾
Hey! So sorry, not sure why I didn’t catch this comment. Can I help you??? What exactly are you struggling with ?
why is the sound different from my number 1 finger than my 2 when I do my plucking practice do I need to change the way I pluck the strings
How does it sound different? In what way?
Hi Daric, I have the same as Lance. It’s a much weaker duller sound. I assume it’s just a weaker finger. Have you noticed this develops/improves for students over time with practice?
Hey Sara, yes this is pretty common,
Only because your index is your dominant finger naturally, the more you utilize the others they will become stronger
Okay perfect. Thank you. Another quick question. I am left-handed but bought a bass for right-handed players. I noticed my rhythm isn’t as reliable this way compared to when I turn the bass upside down and play the other side but pressing the notes down is easier the right handed way. Do lefties often play the bass with a right handed bass do you know?
hey Sara that’s actually pretty common. A few of my bass buddies play that way. I think its so cool! But whatever feels mist comfortable and natural to you
Okay thanks so much. I appreciate you taking the time to reply!
on the plucking hand, the first finger gives a sold note the 2 fingers I can’t get the same sold sound like the index