Three Is The Magic Number
The 3 finger technique is quite well known in around metal bassists. It's the easiest way to play the "Gallop". If you don't know what the gallop is, you need to listen to more "Iron Maiden". Jokes aside though, the 3 finger technique can be used to play fast without having your arm fall off.
The Secret Sauce
Learning how to play anything with three fingers is not an easy task. Most of us are used to playing with two fingers that adding a third finger will send us to a dark place, where all our automated movements won't work anymore. That's why it's important to go at it in little steps. To make this process go as smooth as can be I want to share my 3 step approach to how to get started with "The 3 Finger Technique". By the end of this episode I also let you in on a concept that Rhonda Smith shared with me.
About Mischa Marcks
Hey Basshacker, my name is Mischa Marcks and I'm the founder of MMEducation. A place where I share my personal experiences and the lessons I learnt from players like Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller and Gary Willis. Read more...
In this video you'll learn:
- How to get started with your 3rd finger
- why polyrhythms are important for playing with three fingers
- Rhonda Smith's unconventional 3 finger concept
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