"Guide to Right-Hand Technique" • Print

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Mark Michell’s instructional book focusing on various right-hand (plucking-hand) techniques! Written for 4-string basses.

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This instructional guide includes over 120 unique exercises that are geared towards ALL skills levels, starting from the absolute basics and progressing all the way through intermediate and advanced concepts! With over 40 close-up pictures, descriptive “how-to” captions and notated finger patterns, this book will help you learn and perfect all standard techniques and styles used on the modern electric bass.

All exercises are written for 4-string basses, but can be applied and adjusted for basses with additional strings. Techniques covered in this book can be utilized for most all common styles and genres of music. This book contains 143 total pages, a full-color gloss front cover, and spiral bounding, which is most convenient for allowing the book to stay spread open on stands and flat surfaces!

Topics covered:
- Plucking Styles
- Correct Form & Position
- Muting
- Floating-Thumb Technique
- Stretching
- Warm-Up Routines
- Alternate Plucking
- Three-Finger Plucking
- Plucking Speed & Clarity
- Finger Independence
- Raking
- Muted Notes & Grooves
- Scales & Modes
- Arpeggios
- String-Skipping
- Octaves
- Double-Stops
- Chords
- Slapping & Popping
- Double-Popping
- Harmonics
- Tapping
- Sweeping