Picking technique

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by warwickbass, Dec 9, 2001.

  1. warwickbass


    Dec 8, 2001
    anyone know of any good excercises useing a pick, or any bass videos of bassists who use a pick?
  2. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Pick open,1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th fret on E string
    then move down to A
    then D
    Then G then back up.

    Keep going and that helps with your dexterity aswell.
  3. corinpills


    Nov 19, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Obviously, this is pretty simplistic, but try playing the bass line to "I Saw Her Standing There" and getting it super even and smooth like McCartney. It'll wear you down after a while, but it's a really good tune to work on.