A Point about Picks - By all means, get your pick proficiency prepared! There is nothing in the realm of bass playing you should ignore. The ‘rocker’ who doesn’t read changes or notation, or knows nothing about jazz or Latino music, or anything other than rock, is of course, extremely limited! Don’t be him! I detest picks, but I know how to use one! Ya never know……And, we have the option of playing his roll whereas he does NOT have the option of playing ours.