Alright hello guys, I was researching some bass related items on the we and stumbled upon this site. Anyhow, I have a few questions. About 3 weeks ago I went out and bought my self a bass from guitar center because I finally had the money to do so. I picked up a used Ibanez SR650PB and an Ampeg amp, nothing to fancy. Anyway I've been working on a few songs from tab and as far as my scales I know the pattern to play and the arpeggios, I also recently bought a method book but haven't really looked at it as I already know quite a bit about music theory and the notes on the cleff. In order to learn the specific notes I set up my tuner and went down fret by fret on the strings learning what notes are where, currently still in process of learning where note placement is.Now currently for my routine I'll start with my scales going from 5/7 on the E string up to 5/7 and beyond on the A string. Usually these are played in the typical scale fashion( Quarter note into eight notes with the arpeggio). If I mess up then I play the scale twice over and slow down until I get it down. I've been working with my fingers and a pick( I have nylon and standard picks ranging from .88 to 2.0mm) and can't really seem what to play with. I can play much faster with a pick but it doesn't feel right, nor sound to good, and with my fingers I can play alright but no where near fast. My question is what should I be practicing, as I said before I'm not to keen on the book as it's a lot I already know,not trying to sound pretentious. As an added not I've also looked at 12 bar blues tab. Thanks for taking the time to read and any help given.