Plucking Bass Strings
This lesson will help you develop your right hand technique when you are plucking the bass strings.
Right hand technique is very important when playing the bass especially when you are just starting out, because if you develop bad habits, it will be very hard to break them later on.
This lesson is an excessive that just focuses on your right hand, and gets you to work up to speed by going through different rhythms that get faster and faster.
IMPORTANT! Use a Metronome when doing this lesson so the rhythms don't get to sloppy, and also try to relax your plucking hand, if you start to tense up, stop,... relax and then start over.
In the notation below, each rhythm is played on each string, the E, A, D, and G, and then repeated, watch the video below for a better understanding of this lesson on right hand bass technique.
1. Slow Quarter Notes
2. Eighth Notes
4. Sixtenth Notes
5. Sixtenth Notes Triplets
6. Thirty Second Notes