I would imagine there are a lot of bad habits a bassist would bring with them in playing CG. I know that from my steel-string days I'm constantly fighting the urge to anchor my 3rd and 4th r.h. fingers on the soundboard.Stephen Kenyon wrote: ↑Tue May 30, 2017 9:56 amI've often watched bass players and wondered how they manage to play so fast often with just one finger. I guess its how they train themselves, but it must be really inefficient, for those that do it thus. (Its the same with pizzicato on violins - they only ever just use their index finger (according to those I've asked)).
But I have seen electric bassists use a very flat hand alternate fingers apoyando quite a lot too.
And after saying that I notice Rob MacKillop does pretty much the same thing. I must be a natural-born no-nails (mostly) kinda guy.
There are great similarities between historically appropriate lute and early guitar technique, and modern 'self-taught' technique, and I think the reason is fairly obvious. But its not necessarily a no-nails thing to rest fingers down like that; certainly I do that for baroque guitar and I got nails.ddray wrote: ↑Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:20 amAnd after saying that I notice Rob MacKillop does pretty much the same thing. I must be a natural-born no-nails (mostly) kinda guy.
I'll certainly follow your advice. Mr. MacKillop is obviously at such a level to form his own style or technique, while in myself it just encourages laziness.