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+ Pick Perhaps the most relevant advantage of a pick is that you can do palm mute, which is pretty useful on bass (in fact rather more useful than on guitar). IMO that's about it, though! As far as the string-plucking itself is concerned, a pick has no real advantage over good finger technique. Some points that pick-proponents tend to make include "It's ...


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As any material, wood/plastic/carbon fiber will become more and more breakable when they take some damages. You don't only hit the drum with the shaft when you do a rimshot. On cymbals (crash or charleston), you can have differents sounds by hitting with the different parts of the drumstick. If your stick is already weakened, then sometimes even one little ...


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Screaming in vocals has been around much longer than popular music. Many singers in many genres have had screaming in some vocalization they have done to provide emphasis to a phrasing or a lyric. See composer Alban Berg as an opera example. But if we are to stick to popular rock music like metal, during the 50's you had people like Little Richard and ...


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Singing is of course something requiring training and/or endurance. If you ask "how do I get to run a marathon", the answer will involve lots of running. That being said, if you are hoarse/strained after two or three songs, that's comparable about being shot after going up two stories of stairs. If that's your starting point of doing a marathon, either ...


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I think I know what you mean, I've faced the same issues from time to time. As I understand you're not a professional singer. Yes, a voice should become stronger over time as you train more. The muscles that control your voice will indeed get a bit stronger but to be honest I don't think singing should be compared to weightlifting for example. It's more ...


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They sound different, and the sound you want is going to affect your choice. Fingers are softer than plectrums, so give a softer, warmer sound. With a plectrum you can use alternate picking to play fast patterns, but skipping strings is a bit more fiddly. With fingers you can play two strings at once (not that many conventional pop/rock bass parts need it) ...


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In my experience it is a little easier to lock with guitars playing with a pick, especially if you are playing metal which also tends to be very rhythmically straight. That, combined with the harder edged attack, makes playing with a pick slightly more obvious for that style, especially in the more modern sub-genres. Of course there are a lot of great ...


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I play both, and when I pick up the guitar, out comes the pick, generally, but with bass, I've never used anything but fingers, and occasionally, thumb. I often wish I could play more guitar with digits.Strumming chords is more effective with a pick. That doesn't often happen on bass. The flesh of fingers gives a better sound on bass, as often it's a ...


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At the end of the day its all down to technique and placement you can always expect to hit the bladed side of symbols when the swing up and down from hits which acts as an axe to cut through your sticks gradually. If you are playing metal for example that is a lot of hits in a short space of time. Its wood verses metal the sick will lose. The best way to ...


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The approach you are using now is to learn play the rhythm by seeing it visually. You can also come at the problem from the other direction: learn to play the rhythm by ear, then learn what that pattern looks like on the page. For me, the second approach is much, much easier for complex or off-beat rhythms. Find or make a recording of the challenging ...


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I would recommend trying something called "tennis overgrip". You can buy it at any store that sells tennis stuff. It is quite thin and very absorbent. You just wrap it around your sticks and you are good to go. It is quite thin and does not change the feel of your sticks nor does it make it harder to grip.


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If you want to play faster accents like in semiquavers you need to practice your way there. Starting with this videos technique you need to practice the shown attack there dividing gradually into smaller and faster accents. In the video you have 1 accent per bow. Practice that first. Then make 2 accents per bow. In this phase you are not trying to be ritmic ...


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You can accentuate fast notes in flow by using, well, fast bow speed, making the bow travel a larger distance than other notes. A bit like a stroked rather than thrown spiccato.


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I have the same issue. A friend of mine gave me a tip which helped me. Try to sing from deeper down your throat. It is hard to explain, but basically, by doing so, you will stress your upper part of the throat less.



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