I picked up the bass almost a year ago. I am comfortable with it as my hands are much stronger and my agility has improved greatly. my speed during scale runs, arpeggios etc is coming along but my progress is slow. I play bass finger style. every once in a while, i'll play with a pick and my speed is way better with the pick. how do I improve my plucking finger speed? my right and left hands still seem to be connected in my mind (i'm a righty) meaning: when I pluck with my first three fingers and play a scale, i have to pluck in the same order as I finger the frets. How do I improve my speed? HELP!! and yes, I practice.