Three Finger Picking Speed: Fast Metal Lines

2019-01-09T15:05:20+00:00April 14th, 2014|Categories: Bass Guitar Technique|4 Comments

This lesson gives an introduction to using 3 fingers for playing fast rock and metal lines. The Billy Sheehan style technique is discussed and riffs from the following songs are used as examples:
1) Elephant Gun – David Lee Roth (Billy Sheehan)
2) The Trooper – Iron Maiden (Steve Harris)
3) Disposable Heroes – Metallica (Cliff Burton)

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  1. Val July 1, 2014 at 3:08 am - Reply

    Heya! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new apple
    iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all
    your posts! Keep up the great work!

  2. Frank March 14, 2015 at 4:39 am - Reply

    I wasn’t quite getting the hang of it, but then I dream I was doing it, and the next day I’d turned the corner. This your ‘funnest’ video yet!

  3. Gonçalo August 13, 2015 at 12:06 am - Reply

    Man, this is cool but I’m a freak who does it in reverse, I begin with the index, than middle than ring… for me it’s so much easier, expecially gallops

  4. Demir Ateser September 6, 2016 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    Using three fingers helps to produce a more natural triplet than two fingers. Yes, one can easily create triplets with two fingers. However, three fingers just makes it more juicy.

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