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Hey guys, I've been playing bass for about a month, and decided to learn Tom Sawyer today, since Rush rules and all that jazz. The problem is, I'm not very good at fingerpicking. I can play along with the record up until the point where the guitar starts playing that arpeggiated rhythm, and then goes off on to the solo and the bass picks up the arpeggio. Help me please?
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#2
To be honest, the only thing you can do is practice with it. And you'll get it eventually. Unless your technique is really bad there's nothing that can be done as a magic fix, you just have to practice it.
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#3
You need to practice that with your picking hand just as much as with your fretting hand.
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Hey guys, I've been playing bass for about a month, and decided to learn Tom Sawyer today, since Rush rules and all that jazz. The problem is, I'm not very good at fingerpicking. I can play along with the record up until the point where the guitar starts playing that arpeggiated rhythm, and then goes off on to the solo and the bass picks up the arpeggio. Help me please?


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...I knew I forgot something. I wanted to ask for ways to improve my picking hand's speed, such as good runs or exercises or something...
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ooooh the good old spider technique...
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#8
Here's a good idea. Learn all the basic major scale modes. Then go through all of them in a certain key each day. At first, start at 60 bpm and play every mode up and down until you can do it perfectly. Then add on 5 bpm to that. Until you get up around 150 bpm or so.

Just remember. Make sure you can do it PERFECTLY before you continue on. Or else you'd be wasting your time.