Hi, fellow adventurers on the road of bass!
So, at some point when I was trying to learn on my own before following Josh’s course or having a bass teacher I picked up the habit of raking when crossing down to a lower string.
Raking is I guess a good tool to have in the toolbox so I don’t call it a ‘bad’ habit.
Except, it’s become a little road-block for me as it’s really messing up my alternate plucking. Especially if it’s a ‘start on middle finger’ kind of pattern.
When I try to bump up the speed I do it without thinking sometimes (and by sometimes I mean often), where I rake down instead of alternating, which makes me switch fingers, which soon makes me land on the wrong string with the wrong finger… and then I get confused trying to correct and all my fingers fall over each other and everything turns into a mess!
Does anyone have some specific advice or experience trying to unlearn something like that?