Hey every one,
It seems there is this old technique floating around originating with Larry Graham and Abe Liboreil, now being popularised by Victor Wooten, the up and down stroke of the thumb.
I ve been playing bass for around 8years, and as much as ive got slapping and popping down, the formentiond technique is a lil alien to me. Victor Wooten isnt to popular in England so I hadnt hear it till I moved to the USA, any one have any good exercises to stengthen that technique?
Another thing is there seems to be this thing where everyone is trying to emulate Victor Wootens signeture piece "classical thunp", why? Whats happened to writing and expressing your own idea by using any technique and not just one flashy technique, slow and soulfull is just as valid as fast and flashy right?
maybe im crazy of just plain english, i dont know
I heard Reggie Wooten (Vic's Guitar player brother) call it "Whippin Eggs". I used to try and use that in my technique, but I stopped because I guess it is so much cooler when Vic does it than me
Try using just the thumb to come down on the string slightly sliding off the top and hitting the fretboard, then snapping the string from underneath (use a metronome). Use the thumb only for a few weeks.