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Other Right Hand Bass Techniques

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In addition to finger plucking, there are several other right hand bass techniques preferred by many bass players.

  • Slap Bass - If you like funk, you might like to learn slap bass. This method involves using the thumb to whack the strings and using the fingers to snap them against the fingerboard, resulting in a percussive style.
  • Using a Pick - A lot of punk and metal bass players like to use a pick. They are good for fast, regular notes and a nice twangy sound that can be heard easily.
  • Thumb Plucking - This method is seen more often among blues and jazz players. You rest your fingers below the strings and stroke each note with the thumb.

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