Apologies, I asked this question somewhere in Module 4 and now I can’t find it, lol…
When I first attempted to learn the bass about 10 years ago, I picked up what’s probably a bad habit: assigning one finger per string on the plucking hand. (Thumb = E, forefinger = A, middle finger = D, ring finger = G.) Now I’m starting again, these lessons are great, and I’ve really been trying to learn proper finger-crossing. But when something tough comes along, I regress to the one finger per string habit again.
So here’s my question. Is that necessarily bad? It certainly makes muting a lot easier, which is why I started doing it in the first place. It feels really natural, but I’m worried that I’m enforcing what will eventually turn out to be a bad habit, later on.
Any thoughts, anyone? I know plenty of players have found their own unique way of playing, maybe this is just my own idiosyncrasy, something that will eventually define my style; or maybe I’m sabotaging myself right from the start. I’d love to hear what other, more experienced players have to say. Thanks!