Is this new, is this the first post, yes what a great idea... gratuitous bass pic
Now, try to play with your fingers insted of a pick. THAT IS SO FREAKING HARD TO MASTER!These are beautiful guitars. Playing piano for 40 years and now guitar for 12 years, I now realise that I was a snob when it came to playing bass. I just figured anyone could play it. That's until recently. I've always used my keyboard to lay down the bass tracks for my recorded music. I recently purchased an acoustic bass and decided to use that for a couple of songs. It hard, no it's damn hard to play that thing properly and I must admit I've gone back to using my keyboard. I was wrong about bass guitar and my respect for you that do play bass has gone way, way up. Here's to the bottom end (I'm also including drummers here to no more jokes about drummers).
Depends on the distance between strings, I guess.I find that playing with a pick is harder.
For me anyways.
It's a longer sweep and it tires out my wrist.
My three-finger plucking technique is fairly simple. It goes ring, middle, index repeatedly. The trick is to make sure that you can create an even pulse of 16th notes rather than simply triplets and gallops. To do that, I recommend that you practice accenting the pattern in a way that creates a feeling of four: RING, middle, index, ring, MIDDLE, index, ring, middle, INDEX, ring, middle, index, etc.