We will introduce the basic "two finger performance" of bass this time!
Two-finger playing is, as the name implies, playing the strings with two fingers. (You uses the index finger and the middle finger)
Because the sound is largely different depending on how you play, it is possible to play more expressively than when using a pick.
As it is a rendition style that applies to all genres, so please master it!
If you practice with a metronome or a rhythm box, you will improve quickly.
The basis of the two finger method is to play strings by alternately using the index finger and the middle finger. The string can be played smoothly by hitting it diagonally with your fingers.
By bringing your finger close to a right angle, you get a powerful tone. Let's play using the index finger and middle finger so that there is little difference in tone.
How to place your fingers
Close to a right angle
The thumb is generally placed on the pickup, the thumb rest, or the upper strings, but there are a variety of people who move with the strings they play, people who keep their hand fixed in one position, people who don't, and so on. Of course there is no rule, so please find a way to play that suits you.
Here, as with picking, the sound differs depending on which part of the string you play. When you play on the neck side, it becomes a rounded soft sound, and when you play on the bridge side it becomes a tight sound with a clear outline.
Bridge side← →neck
"Apoyando" and "Al Aire" are originally terms related to classical guitar playing, but they are also used for bass. Apoyando is the method of playing by stopping on the string next to the string you played (2nd string if you played the 1st string, 4th string if you played the 3rd string). Al Aire is a way of playing by holding your finger above a string in the air (not on other strings). Apoyando has a powerful tone, and Al Aire has a soft volume and tone. Apoyando is more often used by bassists.
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