Yes, the best way to gain speed and agility in your right hand is though dedicated practice. Make sure that you keep good form and do no slack off.
Learn Your Favorite Band’s “Fast Song.”
Figure out the faster riffs and then play along to the music. This will help you gain speed and pitch accuracy. Try stopping the music and testing if you can play the riff faster than the band does, while maintaining clarity and solid technique.
Try Other Techniques
I assume that you usually play with your index and middle finger. Well, try using a pick or even 3 fingers (index, middle, and ring). Whenever I try to play a “galloping” part of a song (see The Trooper by Iron Maiden) I find it easier to switch to 3 finger playing, instead of trying extra hard with just 2 fingers.
Don’t overwork your fingers. If they become sore during a practice session and you continue to “push” them farther, they will be really sore the next time you play bass. Also consider the fact that you shouldn’t ignore callouses that your finger slowly builds over time. You finger tips will become sore, but gradually become tough.
It Doesn’t Come Overnight
You will not see a huge change in your playing speed overnight. It takes lots of time, practice, and dedication. But, I can guarantee you will see results if you work hard.
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