Here’s a great clip showing a close up of Chuck Rainey playing a song called Exotic Groove on his Xotic bass guitar.
Some things to note:
1. Use of different right hand techniques for different sound textures (e.g. slapping, strumming, double stops, and note how he switches to index finger only for ‘melodic’ higher range phrases).
2. Entire range of fingerboard covered with left hand
3. I’ve never watched Chuck close up….his left hand style is NOT what I would teach. Yet it obviously works for him. Bottom line….if it sounds good, it is good.
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