#1
anyone know any exercises i can do to increase my finger picking speed? i constantly practice the runs im trying to get up to tempo, but does anyone know any exercises i can do in order to pick faster so i can build my speed while away from my bass?

thanks
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#2
Quote by burgurhead1812
anyone know any exercises i can do to increase my finger picking speed? i constantly practice the runs im trying to get up to tempo, but does anyone know any exercises i can do in order to pick faster so i can build my speed while away from my bass?

thanks

can u play with three fingers yet
#3
I've been wondering this too. I can play fairly fast (straight 16th notes at 120 BPM), but I want to increase my speed. Also I'd rather do it using 2 fingers, as it's more comfortable.
#4
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can u play with three fingers yet


yes...and i can play straight 16ths at 144bpm but thats usually only between notes on the same string (like a punk bassline) rather than skipping strings and making bassruns for solos
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#5
Quote by burgurhead1812
yes...and i can play straight 16ths at 144bpm but thats usually only between notes on the same string (like a punk bassline) rather than skipping strings and making bassruns for solos


Damn, I thought I was doing decent at 120 BPM... I'd rather not learn to play with 3 fingers mostly because I know it's possible to play faster with 2 fingers.
#6
Scales or arpeggios with a metronome. Yes, its dead boring, but it works. Start slow and push up the BPM when you can do it 5x in a row with a good tone. It don't mean squat if you can play fast but it sounds like crap. speed < accuracy with good tone.
#7
^ Yeah, with emphasis on the 5X part. I usually do it until I can feel my wrist start burning a little bit, then I play it until it's unbearable. No pain no gain
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