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Post  MetalJacob on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:56 pm

Is it okay to sometimes use the same finger twice instead of switching?Like on Dman's lesson for Under the Bridge(I think it's called) by RHCP when you play F on the D string twice in a row at the very beginning, I got it down except I noticed im using my index finger twice on those 2 those.Is it that big of a problem?

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Re: Finger walking

Post  KrysH on Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:57 am

I don't think it's too much of a problem as most things you should feel comfortable to you. The actual plucking process I don't think is set in stone, it's just good practice to try and get into the habit of fingerwalking.

Try to practice lots of finger walking as using just one finger can become a bad habit and acually slow your progress as it's quicker to play consecutive notes by finger walking than it is by playing with just one finger.

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Post  Dmanlamius on Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:33 pm

Yea, KrysH is right. Smile

At an early stage it's good practice to do the 'ol one two. Once you have that down, you can start relaxing a bit, and little things like that don't really matter.

I'm a bit naughty, because I do it sometimes in my music vids. I shouldn't with so many beginners watching...

...saying that, doesn't James jamerson only play with one finger!?

It's open to debate, but i'd definatly echo KrysH's sentiments.

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Post  lololiet on Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:52 pm

Doesn't John Paul Jones also only use his index finger?
not a bad example too...
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Post  Dropthelines585 on Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:11 pm

Um...Cliff Burton? HELLO!
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Post  lololiet on Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:11 pm

JPJ's better
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Post  Some freaky guy on Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:14 pm

lololiet wrote:JPJ's better

Burton's the king, hands down.
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Post  lololiet on Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:16 pm

no disrespect to the Burton in any way but the JPJ actually a member of the Led Zeppelin.

neither of them are as great as the John Entwistle of course but he used far too many fingers, probably more fingers then I posses, to be mentioned here
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Re: Finger walking

Post  MetalJacob on Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:24 pm

Thanks guys! Great to have a place I can go to when I have questions.

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Post  BlackF89 on Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:34 am

James Jamerson ftw, srsly

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