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Electric Bass Lessons: Right Hand Technique Advanced

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So
when talking about the right hand, course
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We're using the basic 2 Finger Technique,
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But sometimes I play with just one finger
because it just gives me.
A focal point.
James Jamerson, one of the greatest bass
players of all time.
I think he played with just a single
finger.
So he could play,
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And what it allows
you to do is sweep it between the strings
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On single notes.
So, so if you're using this, actually.
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Just that sound we can use as
a percussive sound.
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You know, so it's pretty cool.
And, and actually, I use it a lot when I'm
just doing a song like.
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Specially
when you're going from the higher octave
to the lower, lower octave.
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You can also
use the ghosted note as you're walking.
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So
you got the
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And of course, you have all this real
estate.
You're getting around the bass so.
I'm going back and forth between this, the
single finger technique or
the or with the two fingers.
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So, you can see we're jumping around,
skipping octaves.
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So you can hear again, you can hear where.
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Got all the way from up here.
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And then when I ghosted notes
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So it's just fun.
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And then we're getting our ghosted notes.
By muting with the left hand a little bit
as well.
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Listen to some of those old Motown records
and just practice it's a lot of fun just
to
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Did a little ghosted harmonics,
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[SOUND] So you'll hear a lot of that
in some of the examples that we use with
the rhythm section a little later.
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