This post will cover the two finger technique that is extremely popular for bass players. It involves the index and the middle finger, playing alternately.
Position the bass guitar on your lap and rest your fingers on the E string (The thickest string). You may find it comfortable to rest your thumb on the pickup, it’s your preference (Here is a picture).
Drag your finger across the thickest string, from the bottom part of the string, pulling the string upwards towards you. Do not dig under the string, there should only be a small amount of resistance and you should hear the note ring out.
The tab below uses the number 1 to represent your index finger and number 2 to represent your middle finger. Play this pattern progressively faster!
You will start to develop calluses on your strumming hand’s fingers. These hurt initially but are an integral part of you growing as a bass player!
Leave a comment if this was unclear or if you have any other questions!