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Old 2007-11-07, 16:20
basstendencies basstendencies is offline
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Originally Posted by Requiem
I know this has been asked plenty of times but should I stick with two fingers or should I learn to use three? If I did try and use three I would have to relearn everything because it would be a whole different way of playing the song.

a year or two ago i had the exact same dilemma, and i was suprised how fast i could relearn to get that third finger in there. epitaph is right, you will get a more consistent tone out of a two finger approach (or the ultimate in consistency, a one finger/thumb approach). the three finger has advantages and disadvantages. its great for triplets or pounding away on one string, but it gives me some trouble if im doing alot of string skipping in a piece. i would definitely learn to use the ring finger reasonably well, its a nice thing to have in your bag of tricks.
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