Essential Tips for Playing Bass With A Pick

This lesson is all about getting acquainted with a pick. While it sometimes gets a bad rap, there’s no denying the fact that some of the greatest bass players — Paul McCartney, Carol Kaye, Joe Osborn, Berry Oakley, and more—were most often rocking out with a pick in their hand.

Let’s dig into the mechanics of it and establish some exercises for our pick-playing journey.

Ryan Madora is a professional bass player, author, and educator living in Nashville, TN. In addition to touring and session work, she teaches private lessons and masterclasses to students of all levels. Visit her website to learn more!

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