In this easy to follow bass tutorial, Elixir Strings artist Derek Jones breaks down a fantastic bass part that sees him use a pick with right hand muting, double stops and a cascading single-note run to great effect. Learn more about Derek’s go-tos: https://www.elixirstrings.com/products
Moving between alternating picking (up and down strokes) and downstrokes allows a rhythmic emphasis to be placed on different notes. So give your thumb a break and pick up a pick!
Think that funky basslines can’t be played with a pick? Think again! While fingerstyle and slap techniques are ideal for groove music, using a pick can also be super-funky, particularly in combination with some palm-muting for that old-school vibe.