View Full Version : Index finger pivot technique.

07-06-2006, 02:57 PM
Just when I thought I had my technique down a very brief conversation with a Bass player 'bout a week ago changed all that. He showed me a LH technique which is a lot more comfortable where you pivot on the Index finger instead of the p and I'm integrating this into my playing it means I've got to stretch a bit more and do a lot of re-thinking but it's cool cuz you can, through small jumps, cover 6 frets very easily and you've always seem to have a finger available for fills,means a lot of work for the pinky and it takes a bit of getting used to but I reckon it's the the WAY.I've a funny idea that this comes from Double Bass technique.
Anyone else play like this, and any more revelations or literature suggestions expanding on this and other techniques would be interesting . Thanks