Today I continued to make progress in my bass playing skills for When I Come Around and got the 1432 combination sloppy played at 300 bpm.
Still not entirely sure what is the best way to practice it, so I continued to randomly play different variations of 1234 at 300 bpm to then implement pressure control while playing them.
1432 on the 5th fret
I wanted to start at 240 bpm today but after I tried this combination during the pressure control routine it appeared that I could play it faster. So I started from 260 bpm.
Then I increased the speed to 300 bpm to reach this week’s goal. I played it quite sloppy but there was no need to increase the speed gradually – 300 bpm is not that much of a deal.
1423 on the 5th fret
I continued practicing this combination at 300 bpm.
1324 on the 5th fret
1342 on the 5th fret
1243 on the 5th fret
1234 on the 1-12 frets
Still was trying to play it at 340 bpm. Not perfect but I’ll get to it eventually.
When I Come Around
Still practice the verse-solo-chorus transition to play it perfectly no matter what.
Then I practiced the bass line for a while.
I watched too many videos of live Green Day performances today trying to see what Mike Dirnt was playing here and there, as all covers I saw was approaching to the bass line differently and I wanted to play it as in original. Finally I sort of found out the fingering and all pull-off/hammer-on actions hopefully. Tomorrow will practice it that way and increase the speed to the original.
Need to play more bass, the bass line is trickier to play properly than I thought. Will focus on it the following days.