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Right Hand Techniques

In this lesson Colin addresses some different right hand techniques that bass players can use. It is helpful to know more than one technique, because they can be used in different types of songs.

For any technique you can find, there will be a champion of that technique, and others who say it is the only way. However there is no single way to play the bass, the best thing is to try a few different approaches and figure out which one works best for you.

We’ll take a look at using a pick, using your fingers, thumb slapping, hybrid styles (picks and fingers combined), as well as right and left hand muting.

Which style will you choose? If you’re like us, you’ll want to add a bit of each of these styles to your repertoire.

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