Here we introduce the basics of picking. The playability and sound unique to picks are distinct from finger and slaps.
It will be essential depending on the song to play, so let's master in this chapter!
A pick that can be selected from various sizes, shapes, and materials, but there is no special bass pick. Basically any size or shape can be used! However, if you use an extremely thin pick, the pick loses to the thick string of the bass, so a thickness of 1 mm or more is recommended. Some people call the triangle's pick for the bass, but many people use the teardrop or the jazz when playing the bass.
Try different picks and find the one that suits you!
Hold the broad part of the pick with your thumb and index finger. If you put in force, it will affect the performance, so be aware that you can make a sounds without making even without strong force.
Picking the neck side produces a round, soft sound, and picking the bridge side produces a tight sound with a clear outline.
Basically, the pick is placed at a right angle (as viewed from the side) to the string. If the pick enters at an angle, the phrase may not be stable or scratch noise (sounds of picking and the strings slipping) may occur.
Let's be careful not to use too much power. Relax and move your elbows; you should feel like you’re moving only the necessary parts of your wrist. Each string has a different sense of picking, so just control it with your hands! If you practice with a metronome or rhythm box, you will improve quickly.
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