#1
I made a thread that was somewhat about this awhile ago but now I'm asking for a different and more specific answer, I guess

I want to be able to shred on bass, just to use as another tool just in case, but I'm not exactly sure what to practice. I play pickstyle mostly but I sometimes use standard fingerstyle, although I'm trying to lear triple-fingerstyle. My main weakness is left hand speed (mainly pertaining to muscle memory quickness, and pinky strength). So I'm not sure exactly how to practice. (I don't have a metronome, but I'm probably going to get one soon). Can anyone help me decide how to conduct my practices (i.e. 15 minutes on *this* and 45 minutes on *that*). I mainly want to be able to shred using pick, 2fs, 3fs, 2 handed tapping, and Victor wootens double-thump (which I have trouble executing the second motion of the thumb [up]). Thanks
#2
Get a metronome immediately.
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#3
You can download them off the net if you want, weirdmet is pretty good and free.
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#6
There are a few shred threads in MT. I guess the same principles apply, but you might have to tweak some things for bass.
#7
The shred questions about guitar are definately for the most part relevant, even moreso if you use a pick, because the only BIG difference in practicing shred on guitar vs on bass, is the right hand style, which in your case isnt as much of a problem.

Where are you with NPS? we can recommend some songs to try. always try songs that are a bit (or a bit more than a bit ) above your level, so you dont just LEARN a song, you are forced to IMPROVE if you wish to GROOVE

Left hand exercises: do chromatic scales first and foremost, and make sure each finger is being used equally, and you have the right finger position (finger per fret, spanning 4 frets, try NOT to use the ring finger for the 10th fret if your index is on the 7th, for example). I do my chromatics at the 6-9 frets usually. If you feel your fingers need to be stretched out more, do 1-4 or similair, but then you might be straining your fingers, and you can either hurt your hand, OR thers a chance you'll play more sloppy. Also work on the one string 3 note shapes: 1-3-4, 1-2-4, 1-2-3, 2-3-4, 1-3-5 is one people skimp out on, but i suggest doing it. that should be ok for starters.